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Most Popular Cities in California

I hope everyone enjoys this list deciding which California cities are the most popular. My favorite city in California is San Francisco, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The criteria for choosing the most popular cities are overall living conditions, beach conditions, restaurants, shopping malls, amusement parks, cruise lines, landmarks, bars, clubs, college campuses, golf and tennis resorts, views from above, and sporting events.

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    San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. The only consolidated city-county in California, San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, ... more on Wikipedia
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    Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Salinas is located 10 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Salinas River, at an elevation of about 52 feet above sea level. The population was 155,662 as of 2013. The city is located at the mouth of the Salinas ... more on Wikipedia
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    San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de ... more on Wikipedia
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    Monterey

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    Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a ... more on Wikipedia
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    Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is a major city in California's Southern California region, approximately 342 miles south of San Francisco. With a population of 3,792,621 as of 2010, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, after New ... more on Wikipedia
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    Santa Barbara

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    San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,355,896 as of July 1, 2013, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    Santa Clara, officially the City of Santa Clara, is a city in Santa Clara County, California, named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777. The city's population was 116,468 at the 2010 United States Census, making it the ninth-most populous city in the San Francisco Bay ... more on Wikipedia
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    Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the United States and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 336,265, making it the most populous city in Orange County and the 10th most populous city in California. Anaheim is the second largest city in ... more on Wikipedia
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    Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 140,768. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a principal city of the South Florida Metropolitan Area, which was home ... more on Wikipedia
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    Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California. The United States Census Bureau estimated its 2011 population at 329,427, making Santa Ana the 57th most-populous city in the United States. Santa Ana is located in Southern California, adjacent to the Santa Ana ... more on Wikipedia
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    Huntington Beach

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    Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, it was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and ... more on Wikipedia
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    Redwood City

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    Redwood City is a California charter city located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately 27 miles south of San Francisco, and 24 mi north of San Jose. Redwood City's history spans from its earliest inhabitation by the Ohlone people, to its tradition as a port for ... more on Wikipedia
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    Santa Monica

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    Malibu is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Malibu consists of a 21-mile strip of prime Pacific coastline. Nicknamed "the 'Bu" by surfers and locals, the community is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home ... more on Wikipedia
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    Newport Beach, incorporated in 1906, is a city in Orange County, California, 10 miles south of downtown Santa Ana. The population was 85,287 at the 2010 census. Newport Beach is also home to Newport Harbor. The city's median family income and property values consistently place high in national rankings. more on Wikipedia
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    Oakland is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. state of California. The Port of Oakland is the busiest port for San Francisco Bay and all of Northern California. Oakland is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth-largest city in California, and the 45th-largest city in the ... more on Wikipedia
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