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liv score
599
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 69
Demographics 58
Economy 49
Education 48
Health 64
Housing 69
Infrastructure 59

#58. Monterey, CA

With its thriving arts scene and historical roots that span deep into California’s history, Monterey attracts a range of residents who enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Lucia Mountains, highly successful schools, and good health care. Museums, restaurants and festivals like the long-running Monterey Jazz Festival draw tourists to the area and keep residents entertained. See where Monterey ranked on the 2015 Best Places to Live list. 

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