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Solana Beach among best U.S. cities to live in, study says

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 14:55:38-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — While San Diego has several desirable neighborhoods, Solana Beach may take the cake.

That's according to a recent survey by financial website 24/7 Wall St., which named the coastal city one of the best places to live in America. Solana Beach ranked seventh on the list of 50 cities, based on its walkability, commute times, and attractions.

"Located less than 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, area residents have access to jobs and entertainment located in the major urban area," the website wrote. "The city is also home to one of only three train stations in San Diego County, providing commuters more options. For recreation, the city boasts 1.7 miles of beach, and a higher than average per capita concentration of restaurants, gyms, museums, and movie theaters."

The website used data affordability, economy, quality of life, and community to develop its best cities list. Things like crime rates, number of restaurants, employment, income, taxes and home value, and health care statistics all factored into the site's analysis.

Cities that made the list included:

1. Manhattan Beach, Calif.
2. Winnetka, Ill.
3. Hanover, N.H.
4. Highland Park, Texas
5. Piedmont, Calif.
6. Paradise Valley, Ariz.
7. Solana Beach, Calif.
8. Newport Beach, Calif.
9. Mercer Island, Wash.
10. Greenwood Village, Colo.