OC Cities make Top 100 “Best Places to Live” List


Several Orange County cities make the list of the Top 100 places in the US to live according to Livability Magazine.

Anaheim comes in at #28.  Irvine checks in at #36, Fullerton is #48, Santa Ana and Orange at #93 and #94 respectively, with Costa Mesa checking in at #99.

Critera is housing, economics, healthcare, social and living capital, education amenities, demographics and infrastructure. As far as individual category scores go, Irvine was #3 in healthcare perhaps due to the city’s innovative iCHIP program that helps identify families of children eligible for free healthcare services from a variety of governmental sources.

Where’s Tustin, Newport Beach,. Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita?