California is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Diversity is the state’s greatest asset. From its population, natural beauty, economy, jobs and quality education – you can find just about any combination within the many cities and towns in this great state.

As you begin to explore options for you and your family, you may be thinking: What are the best places to raise a family in California?

Thanks to our friends at SmartAsset, we have a thorough list of cities and areas that you should consider. Metrics examining livability and costs went into generating the list of best places to raise a family. And they are:

  1. Roseville
  2. Fremont
  3. Torrance
  4. Livermore
  5. Pleasanton
  6. Temecula
  7. Rocklin
  8. Redondo Beach
  9. Mountain View
  10. Davis

The study zeroed in on poverty rate, average deficit for families in poverty, high school graduation rate, population under the age of 20, housing costs, median household income, property crime rate, violent crime rate, home value change, unemployment, cost of child care and college success rate.

Luckily for us, California is home to many phenomenal communities and cities that rank positively in many of these important categories. As a real estate agent for both Southern and Northern California, I’ve been fortunate to help families find their perfect home with the perfect community characteristics suitable to raising a family.

To take a closer look at the top communities, click here.

If you are interested in a move, please don’t hesitate to contact me!