These 2 California Cities Are on Fortune’s List of “Best Places to Live for Families”

Families looking to move to California should consider a variety of factors when looking for the right city – from top schools to low crime rates, there are several things that come into consideration.

Fortune recently released its list of the 25 Best Places to Live for Families, with two California cities leading the way.

Top honors went to Tustin in Orange County and San Marcos in San Diego County.

According to Fortune, Tustin ranked No. 12 overall due to a number of factors, including a good range of job, school and entertainment opportunities, as well as its easy access to Los Angeles. and at the coast. The diverse city offers “reasonably priced” homes by Orange County standards, along with other family benefits like scenery, museums, galleries, and several quality magnet schools. The city offers parks, plenty of trails and endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, according to the study.

Further south, San Marcos in San Diego County ranked 20th overall. With a population of nearly 94,000, the city offers award-winning, planned communities, a year-round mild climate, as well as quality medical care, an efficient public transit system, and the San Marcos Unified School District. , the highest ranked. All of these factors led Fortune to consider San Marcos “one of the fastest growing cities in San Diego County”.


“People have moved to towns within driving distance of big cities – close enough to all the benefits of a cultural and economic center, but more affordable and with stronger community ties, according to analysis by the CBRE group,” cites the study.

Fortune found that communities in the West, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic were more likely to have better access to quality hospitals and doctors, public schools, and support for older residents compared to to southeastern communities, and at more affordable rates than most coastal areas. metros like New York and Los Angeles.

Fortune assessed approximately 2,000 cities and towns with between 25,000 and 750,000 residents in all 50 US states to determine the best places to live for families in this category. Data was provided by, CVS, Healthgrades, Sharecare and Witlytic.

You can see Fortune’s full study by tapping or clicking here.

Bernard P. Love