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3 San Diego County cities among 50 best in California to raise a family

Posted at 11:51 AM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 14:51:35-04

(KGTV) - Three cities in San Diego County are considered among the 50 best cities in California to raise a family, according to a new study.

WalletHub’s newest study examined 254 California cities “to determine which among them is most conducive to family life.”

The study used 21 key metrics to compare and contrast each city, with the data culminating in a best-to-worst list.

Some of the factors used to determine the rankings include housing affordability, unemployment rate, quality of school system, and number of attractions (museums, theaters, zoos, etc.).

The top San Diego County city on the list is Poway, which sits at No. 22. It is followed by Encinitas (No. 23) and Carlsbad (No. 50).

Here’s how county cities fared overall:

  • No. 22 Poway
  • No. 23 Encinitas
  • No. 50 Carlsbad
  • No. 62 Santee
  • No. 93 San Marcos
  • No. 97 San Diego (four-way tie for first when it comes to the number of attractions)
  • No. 98 Chula Vista
  • No. 155 La Mesa
  • No. 158 Oceanside
  • No. 164 Vista
  • No. 177 Escondido
  • No. 195 Spring Valley
  • No. 207 Fallbrook
  • No. 227 El Cajon
  • No. 240 National City

The top-ranked California city on the list is Folsom, which is located just outside of Sacramento. Bay Area cities San Ramon and Los Altos came in second and third, respectively.

The bottom five on the list are: Oakland (No. 250); Compton (No. 251); Huntington Park (No. 252); San Bernardino (No. 253); and Adelanto (No. 254).

Click here to view the complete study