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liv score
615
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 49
Demographics 57
Economy 33
Education 55
Health 70
Housing 55
Infrastructure 57

#79. Santa Rosa, CA

Often used as a locale for motion picture filming, the landscape beauty of redwood forests, lakes and vineyards are among the reasons why Santa Rosa has made the Best Cities to Live list for four consecutive years. Large shopping malls, three healthcare systems, several colleges and easy access to the Pacific Ocean add to the quality of life, and Santa Rosa enjoys a thriving downtown area.

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