California has three of the five most popular cities in the United States.
But there are plenty of other popular major metropolitan areas in California beyond Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.
A great way to gauge popularity is to look at which cities are attracting the most relocation interest.
If more people want to move to a certain area, you have to assume something special is happening there.
And we have just the data to figure out the most popular cities in California to move to.
Thousands of people use our moving estimate calculator every month to plan their relocations.
We analyzed our California move data from the past year to determine the 5 most popular cities with populations over 200,000.
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5. Oakland, CA
4. Long Beach, CA
3. Irvine, CA
2. Anaheim, CA
1. Riverside, CA
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