Here's a crazy-but-probably-not-surprising stat for you: 18 of the most expensive zip codes in the United States are in Los Angeles County.
While this part of the country is notoriously pricey, that doesn’t mean it's impossible to find affordable places to live in the greater Los Angeles area and other parts of Southern California. You just have to know where to look.
From seaside towns to quirky inland communities, affordability can look different here than it does in other parts of the U.S. And while Southern California might have a reputation for being home to free spirits and wanderers, it’s actually a great place to lay down roots. See which of these small cities might be a fit for you: