Walkaffordable California 2023 - Part 1

Exploring the Walkable and Affordable Cities of the Golden State

Median Home Price: $300,000

Median Rent: $1,350

Downtown Walkscore: 76

Weed is a little town with big character, nestled under majestic Mount Shasta. Its city center is easily navigable on foot, with a welcoming atmosphere that invites leisurely strolls. The weather tends to be milder, with pleasant summers and cool winters, allowing for comfortable exploration. While it's not bustling with activity, Weed's charm lies in its tranquility and the scenic beauty surrounding it.

Median Home Price: $389,000

Median Rent: $1,900

Downtown Walkscore: 76

Boasting the backdrop of its namesake mountain, the city of Mount Shasta is every nature lover's dream. The city center is delightfully walkable, with quaint shops and cafes lining the streets, making for pleasant strolls. With crisp air and a good balance of sunny days and cool evenings, the weather only adds to the allure. It's the perfect spot for those looking for a peaceful, pedestrian-friendly experience.

Median Home Price: $330,000

Median Rent: $1,600

Downtown Walkscore: 86

As a gateway to the Redwoods, Willits is a town that seems to dance between past and present. The walkable city center offers a mix of vintage charm and local artistry, making for a unique pedestrian experience. The climate is generally mild, with temperate summers and moderately cool winters, encouraging outdoor activities and explorations.

Median Home Price: $268,000

Median Rent: $1,850

Downtown Walkscore: 70

Lakeport, perched on the shores of Clear Lake, provides a picturesque setting for those who appreciate lakeside living. The city center, with its charming storefronts and eateries, is surprisingly walkable, perfect for lakeside promenades. The climate is mostly mild with warm summers and moderate winters, adding to the appeal of leisurely outdoor strolls year-round.

Median Home Price: $339,000

Median Rent: $1,450

Downtown Walkscore: 75Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Dos Palos has that genuine small-town aura. Its city center, while modest and aging, can be appreciated on foot, making it easy to immerse in the town's local vibe. However, one can't gloss over the weather. Dos Palos experiences hot and dry summers, typical of the Central Valley. It's this kind of weather that encourages outdoor activity in the early morning or late evening avoid the peak heat.

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