Walkaffordable California 2023 - Part 4

Lovely Architecture Galore in these Cities

Median Home Price: $270,000

Median Rent: $1,500

Downtown Walkscore: 85

Nestled at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers, Marysville exudes a distinct charm with its historic heart. The highly walkable downtown presents a rich tapestry of Victorian-era architecture interwoven with modern amenities. Residents and visitors alike appreciate the riverside walks, local festivities, and the mix of vintage and contemporary establishments that make the city unique.

Median Home Price: $247,000

Median Rent: $1,500

Downtown Walkscore: 74

Set amidst the rolling hills of California's Central Valley at the halfway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Avenal provides a genuine small-town experience. Its downtown is easily accessible by foot, showcasing local shops and eateries reflective of the town's close-knit community. Known for being the ​​Pistachio Capital of the World, Avenal offers an escape from urban intensity while still retaining essential amenities.

Median Home Price: $305,000

Median Rent: $1,395

Downtown Walkscore: 71

Positioned along the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, Red Bluff is a fusion of natural beauty and community spirit. While the town center isn't bustling, its walkable nature invites residents and tourists to savor the local flavors and the beauty of its historic buildings. With its riverfront parks and regular community events, Red Bluff remains a beloved spot for those in search of a calmer pace of life.

Median Home Price: $359,000

Median Rent: $1,488

Downtown Walkscore: 93

At the heart of Mendocino County, Ukiah combines northern wine country charm with a high degree of walkability. Its vibrant downtown, full of artisan shops, wine tasting rooms, and diverse eateries, offers an unparalleled pedestrian experience due to significant sidewalk expansions throughout its downtown. Set against the backdrop of Northern California's scenic landscapes, Ukiah seamlessly weaves urban conveniences with a connection to nature, making it a sought-after location for many.

Median Home Price: $224,000

Median Rent: $1,300

Downtown Walkscore: 81

Positioned north of Reno and at the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Susanville is a hidden gem offering both historic charm and natural beauty. With its highly walkable downtown, residents and visitors can easily traverse its streets to discover a myriad of local shops, restaurants, and cultural landmarks. Known for its picturesque surroundings and community-centric events, Susanville provides a perfect blend of serene living with easy accessibility to modern amenities.


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