New Report Says Mission Viejo is California’s Most Livable City

24/7 Wall St has ranked Mission Viejo as the most desirable place to live in California. The recognition comes from an annual ranking of the best cities to live in in each state.

The rankings are based on performance in nine categories: crime; demography; economy; education; environment; health; housing; infrastructure; and leisure. Only cities with 65,000 or more were considered.

Here is what 24/7 Wall St had to say about the Orange County city:

Mission Viejo, a major planned community in southern California’s Orange County, is the best city to live in the state and among the best cities to live nationwide. Area residents are largely untouched by crime. There were 78 violent crimes in the city for every 100,000 residents in 2016, far fewer than the 386 incidents per 100,000 Americans nationwide.

Living in Mission Viejo is not cheap, however. Goods and services in the area are on average 29.3% more expensive than they are nationwide. Still, the typical area household earns about $111,500 a year, more than enough to compensate for the higher living expenses.

Data is compiled and reported by 24/7 Wall St. Rankings do not reflect statistics on all 482 California cities.


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