The Most Affordable Place to Live in California has been Revealed

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A newly released list of the most affordable communities in California has been released from the online database known as HomeSnacks.

The website combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other sources to create bite-sized lists and studies designed to help citizens better understand what it is like to live in different communities across the country.

They have analyzed recent rent and property pricing in order to create a list of cities and towns that are considered the most affordable in the state of California.
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The results have been revealed and it seems like communities from all across the state have made the list.

But what town topped the list? According to HomeSnacks, Ridgecrest is the most affordable community in California, coming in at number 1 in last year's data as well.

Other California towns that made the list following Ridgecrest were:

  1. Coalinga
  2. Imperial
  3. Corning
  4. Blythe
  5. Hanford
  6. Taft
  7. Avenal
  8. Woodlake
  9. Lemoore

Obviously, if you want to live cheaply in the state of California you won't be living directly on the coast. The good news is, in a state like Cali, you'll never truly be that far away from the ocean.

Ridgecrest is located between the Sierra Nevada, Cosos, Argus, and El Paso mountain ranges and was once a farming community. Today, a majority of Ridgecrest’s residents work at the nearby Naval Station and the Cerro Coso Community College with the median income coming in at $71,774.

What do you think? Did you know Ridgecrest was considered the most affordable city in California? Are there any other cities or towns on this list that have surprised you? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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