Best Places to Live in Southern California

Why Call Southern California Home?

Southern California is home to millions of people for many reasons, including beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains, and cool cities. Because of this, SoCal tends to be a popular choice for prospective renters looking for somewhere within the U.S. that offers a great living experience. Here are just some of the cities that are considered the best places to live in Southern California, and even the entire country.


Irvine, CA 405 Freeway

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Irvine is located right within the heart of Orange County. Only In Your State ranked Irvine as one of the best places because of its low crime rates, great schools, and numerous job opportunities. Irvine offers convenient access to some of SoCal’s best colleges and universities, along with many shopping destinations and a short drive to places to soak up the sun.

Featured Community: Metropolis

Metropolis Best Places SoCal

Transcend the divide between your work-life balance by being located in the middle of it all! Metropolis offers various floor plans ranging from studios to three bedroom, two bath apartments with various luxurious amenities including the Zone Outdoor Pool Tables and Concrete Chess, Revive Pool and Spa, and much more!

San Diego

San Diego CA Skyline

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San Diego was ranked the 16th best place to live in the U.S. by Business Insider and ranked the 22nd best place to live by U.S. News. It’s an ideal place for foodies with celebrity chefs like Brian Malarkey, Melissa D’Arabian and Marcela Valladolid opening up restaurants throughout town. San Diego is also known for the San Diego Zoo, which is one of the largest in the entire country and houses over 3,000 animals from over 300 species. San Diego is also home to various military bases like MCAS Miramar and Naval Base San Diego.

Featured Community: Costa Verde Village

Costa Verde Village Best Places SoCal

Residents who want to work up a sweat can take advantage of our Bike Share Program or join Iron Orr Fitness right on premises! Various floor plans are available ranging from studios to three bedroom, two bath apartments.

Los Angeles

Downtown LA sunset

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Ranked the 88th best place to live by U.S. News, the City of Angels is a popular choice for those looking for a change of pace, or looking to make their break in a creative profession. The second biggest city in the U.S. features a very diverse portfolio of residents, with 40 percent of all Angelinos born outside of the U.S.

Featured Community: Lassen Village

Lassen Village Best Places SoCal

Lassen Village can provide you with everything you need to live a sophisticated urban lifestyle, and includes large sized one and two bedroom apartments. This property is located right near Cal State Northridge and is located near various attractions, shops, and schools.



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