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California is a beautiful state located on the West Coast of the United States. It has a wide range of climates and landscapes, and is home to some of the largest cities in the country. California is also ranked highly when it comes to best places rankings such as quality of life, cost of living, health care, education, infrastructure and more. According to BestPlaces's rankings for 2020, California ranks 6th overall in terms of Best States for Quality of Life. In terms of Cost of Living, California ranks 24th out of 50 states. California also boasts the highest number of medical centers in the country with over 3 thousand hospitals and medical facilities spread throughout the state. Education wise, California ranks 7th out of 50 states with numerous universities and colleges offering quality higher education programs. The state has also made significant investments when it comes to infrastructure such as transportation systems that connect cities within California as well as other parts of the world. All these factors make California one of the most desirable places to live in the United States and an attractive place for potential residents.

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Reviews for California    285 Reviews
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California is a great state. What stopped me from giving it 5 stars is the crime, homelessness, high cost of living, traffic, drought, and wildfires. Still a pretty good... Read More

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Best place on earth. - 6/28/2021
Born and raised here - been all around the country and world but California is unrivaled for beauty , diversity, food, landscapes, vibrant industries and agriculture and... Read More

Don’t Come Here Ever - 5/16/2021
The extreme criminality of people here are smugly dismissive, unempathetic, rude, the cost of living is outright usury and the police and court system do absolutely... Read More

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