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Old 07-31-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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I know that the closer to the ocean, the more expensive; the further away from it (more inland), the cheaper, generally soeaking. But, out of curiousity, what are the cheapest/most expensive counties in California, in terms of COL, median income, etc.?

When I think of one of the cheapest, I think of Imperial County; when I think of one of the most expensive, I think of Orange County.

But, aside from these two, what are some other California counties that are the cheapest/most expensive?

Any answers are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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I know that the closer to the ocean, the more expensive; the further away from it (more inland), the cheaper, generally soeaking. But, out of curiousity, what are the cheapest/most expensive counties in California, in terms of COL, median income, etc.?

When I think of one of the cheapest, I think of Imperial County; when I think of one of the most expensive, I think of Orange County.

But, aside from these two, what are some other California counties that are the cheapest/most expensive?

Any answers are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Cheapest: anything inland that's not the inland empire or sac.
Most expensive: Bay area
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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You can Google this stuff, Brandon.

State of Luxury: California Dominates List of Counties With Most Expensive Real Estate - Mansion Global

https://www.niche.com/places-to-live.../s/california/
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Marin, is the most expensive, likely.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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It's hard to say when many of the cheaper areas are within geographically huge counties (Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside).

The cheapest area is along the Colorado River (Needles, Blythe, Winterhaven). From what I understand, the Morongo Basin, Barstow, Ridgecrest and the Southern San Joaquin Valley are the next cheapest.

Imperial County is the cheapest county but the IV is not the cheapest area as it is slightly more expensive than all of the places above.

Most expensive places I imagine would be La Jolla, coastal south OC, Beverly Hills/Brentwood, and the Bay Area. I imagine Marin would be the most expensive county, but most counties are too large for a clear analysis.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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The cheapest area is along the Colorado River (Needles, Blythe, Winterhaven). From what I understand, the Morongo Basin, Barstow, Ridgecrest and the Southern San Joaquin Valley are the next cheapest.
CA4Now's link shows Modoc County as the cheapest, not the area along the Colorado River. Second is Lassen County.

Sometimes I wonder if people even know there's a lot of state north of the line stretching from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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It's hard to say when many of the cheaper areas are within geographically huge counties (Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside).

The cheapest area is along the Colorado River (Needles, Blythe, Winterhaven). From what I understand, the Morongo Basin, Barstow, Ridgecrest and the Southern San Joaquin Valley are the next cheapest.

Imperial County is the cheapest county but the IV is not the cheapest area as it is slightly more expensive than all of the places above.

Most expensive places I imagine would be La Jolla, coastal south OC, Beverly Hills/Brentwood, and the Bay Area. I imagine Marin would be the most expensive county, but most counties are too large for a clear analysis.
True, I currently reside in a cheaper area of Riverside County (the Coachella Valley, specifically Indio).

Really? I always thought that this specific area of California was a bit more expensive than the Imperial Valley. But, nope! I guess I've been wrong this entire time. My guess as to why it's the cheapest is because it's the easternmost area away from many population centers (e.g., LA, San Diego, Inland Empire, OC, Coachella Valley, etc.). But hey, at least they got the Colorado River all to themselves!

Really? All this time, I always thought that the Imperial Valley was the cheapest area in the entire State of California.

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Old 07-31-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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What about the counties in NorCal past the SF/Bay Area, such as Modoc, Lassen, Siskiyou, Humboldt, Tehama, Del Norte, Glenn, Alpine, etc.? Aren't they some of the cheapest counties in California as well, besides Imperial? Which of the above counties is more expensive?

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Old 07-31-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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CA4Now's link shows Modoc County as the cheapest, not the area along the Colorado River. Second is Lassen County.

Sometimes I wonder if people even know there's a lot of state north of the line stretching from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe.
Ha. I tried to search CL rental prices in those areas but was having a hard time getting results. You want recognition, get some people up there!

P.s. I did check Susanville but it seemed cheap, just not dirt cheap.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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True, I currently reside in a cheaper area of Riverside County (the Coachella Valley, specifically Indio).

Really? I always thought that this specific area of California was a bit more expensive than the Imperial Valley. But, nope! I guess I've been wrong this entire time. My guess as to why it's the cheapest is because it's the easternmost area away from many population centers (e.g., LA, San Diego, Inland Empire, OC, Coachella Valley, etc.). But hey, at least they got the Colorado River all to themselves!

Really? All this time, I always thought that the Imperial Valley was the cheapest area in the entire State of California.
The CV, including Indio is more expensive than the Imperial Valley. Parts of the IV are as cheap as anywhere else (Brawley and areas in Imperial County further north) but El Centro and Calexico are more expensive due to their proximity to the border and Mexicali.

The Colorado River area is cheap due to the isolation and being the hottest place in North America outside of Death Valley. But hey if you can take the heat and being in the middle of nowhere, there are mostly decent 700 sq foot 1 bedrooms in Needles for $400 waiting for you!
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