In a recent study done by SmartAsset, 345 California cities were ranked the
best places to live with 5 of the top 10 spots going to the East Bay. Here
are the rankings:
No.1: San Ramon (Contra Costa County) – it is home to at least three
major corporate headquarters.
No.3: Dublin (Contra Costa County) – it is central to San Francisco,
Oakland, and San Jose.
No.5: Pleasanton tied for 5 th (Contra Costa County) – Safeway
No.9: Fremont (Alameda County) – close to Silicon Valley.
No.10: Hercules (Contra Costa County) – has the most affordable housing
of the top cities, with a median home value of $395,800.
All of these cities benefit by being in close proximity to San Francisco with
easy access to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).
Silicon Valley had 2 cities in the top 10:
No. 4: Foster City (San Mateo County) – Visa is headquartered here.
No. 7: Cupertino (San Mateo County) – Apple’s headquarters.
Some of the metrics used to determine ranking included: median monthly
housing cost, median home value, unemployment rate, and median
household income. This study used cities with at least a 20,000 population.
You can read the entire article at: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/the-
best-places- to-live- in-california
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cities and need a fast loan or “not normal loan”, also known as hard money,
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