Sand, Surf And Relocation? Top 4 West Coast Cities To Live!

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Many home hunters are heading to the West Coast region with their families, and it’s not difficult to ascertain why. From the gorgeous scenery, top rated school system, endless beaches and beautiful homes, the area has much to offer.

Santa Clarita

One of the safest communities to raise a family in the West Coast lies at the north end of Los Angeles County. Santa Clarita, CA is a beautiful community that focuses on a natural environment. Best known for its open spaces, parks, hiking trails and breathtaking views, it’s one of the most popular areas for home buyers.

In addition to its gorgeous scenery and dedication to a clean environment, the area is committed to a high quality of life as well as development and business growth, with a wide variety of Santa Clarita jobs for its residents.

Because Santa Clarita places its focus on family, it can maintain its small-town feel within the community. It also continues to draw families to the area for its top rated schools in the nation and low crime rate.

Orange County

Orange County is conveniently located from San Diego and Los Angeles, and the area is a diverse and thriving community. It’s popular for both its inland and oceanfront neighborhoods and attracts home buyers of various age groups.

Whether you’re looking for a place to retire or somewhere you can raise a family, Orange County has a host of opportunities to fit most any lifestyle.

The climate in the area is a major draw to house hunters with its mild temperatures and endless supply of sunshine. It’s also the hub of outdoor recreational activities from cycling and running to surfing and boating. Orange County also boasts an array of shops, museums, restaurants and cultural exhibits.

The school district in Orange County is top rated and takes pride in the community’s test scores, extra-curricular activities and parent organizations.

Novato In Marin County

Situated just north of San Francisco is a quaint community ideal for families relocating to the area. Novato has a population that ranges near 50,000 and attracts residents because of its dynamic schools and safe environment.

The school system offers numbers of extracurricular activities that include sports, robotics, performing arts and music. It also has a small-town feel and friendly atmosphere to the community, making it perfect for getting to know your neighbors. Novato has an assortment of museums, parks and popular eateries.

The city is also fairly close to San Francisco, so you can enjoy everything that the area has to offer. The weather is mild year-round, making it idyllic for outdoor activities.

San Diego

If you’re looking for the perfect area to raise your family, you won’t want to overlook San Diego. This is a larger metropolitan city that is dedicated to cutting edge innovation, state-of-the-art technology and one of the safest communities in the country. The city is rich in history and is focused on the environment and protecting endangered animals. It’s also ranked as one of the top school systems in the state and offers a variety of alternative schooling options.

The West Coast is one of the most popular and beautiful places to relocate with your family. With its sandy beaches, mountainous regions, top rated schools and endless business opportunities, the West Coast has your family’s well-being in mind. This makes it the ideal location to call home.

Nadine Swayne writes this article to help families who are considering relocation. If moving out West is in your sites, and you’re looking for Santa Clarita jobs or thinking of transitioning up to northern California, you can’t lose with its beautiful coastal scenery, great business opportunities and strong school systems for your family. By relocating your family out West, you all could soon be singing, “California Dreaming!”


  1. I’ve never been to California but I’ve always heard how beautiful San Diego is. I’m gonna have to go visit some day 🙂

    Love how you describe them…Santa Clarita sounds like a place I could live after retirement 🙂

    Have a great day!

  2. Oooh I would love to live in San Diego, the weather is so gorgeous there.

  3. Sounds lovely. Who can afford to live there though?

  4. Thanks so much for the review. It’s nice to have information before you pick a vacation spot.

  5. I would seriously love to live in any one of those cities!

  6. I’m stuck in Belgium 🙁

  7. California is a beautiful state to live and visit! My sister used to live in San Diego and loved it!

  8. i’ve never been to california, but you make me want to go….i have friends who just moved to san diego and they love it….and have a little guest house….

  9. Love everything about Southern California, well except the prices LOL but it is so beautiful there. It’s like where I live now minus the humidity and year round heat haha

  10. I’d love to live in San Diego! It’s so nice there.

  11. We just visited the beach for the first time in Florida it was really nice.

  12. Don’t forget Long Beach – it has some of the top rated schools and hospitals in the country. No big surf anymore since they put in a breakwater back in the 40’s, but that means uncrowded beaches – and there are miles of bike paths along the oceanfront. They have a dog beach, dog parks, Queen Mary, are bicycle friendly and have a world class aquarium. Near all freeways to go to OC or LA. Lots of summer concerts, LB Grand Prix, Gay Pride weekend, LB Marathon, lots of festivals etc etc. And housing prices are lower than most beach cities 🙂

  13. I have always wanted to go to Orange County, mostly because of the Orange County Choppers *YEAH*, but I have never ever ever in my life been to the west coast. I would love to go and visit any of these places if I had the chance. Thanks for the share and information about these places. Oh, I wish I wish I was a Genie and could magically **POOF** myself there. Didn’t work. Sad.

  14. I’ve visited CA once and I left my heart in San Diego! If we ever move to the US, San Diego would be the perfect area for my family.

    Thanks for this very informative and helpful post!

  15. I wish we could live in San Diego! For now, we just visit all the time.

  16. Living near the beach is really very appealing and relaxing. I have never been in CA hopefully someday!

  17. This is great, thanks! My husband and I currently live in Sacramento but miss being close to the water and are looking for a “better” community. We’ve been thinking of relocating closer to the coast. I heard Sunnyvale and the south Bay Area are good too. What do you think?

    1. Research is always the key! I’m in the process of moving back out West again myself… well, back to Vegas.. lol.. just 3 1/2 hours away from California & it’s great beaches!

  18. I think I would be pretty happy if I lived right by the beach. All of these locations seem beautiful to live in.

  19. We’re going to Southern California this weekend to go to the beach, we’ve never been before so hopefully it’ll be fun. I’ll definitely check out Orange County while we’re there.

  20. I’ve been to San Diego. I am partial to the East coast.

  21. Although we live in Las Vegas, which isn’t technically on the coast, I am definitely a West Coast girl. There is just something magical about California beaches!

  22. I have been to the West Coast. I would love to go back but I couldn’t afford to live there.

  23. I visited Southern California last year and fell in love. I would live there!

  24. I lived in Novato 20 years ago, on what used to be the military base. Fabulous place!

  25. love San Diego

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