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加利福尼亚十大宜居城市

10 Best Places to Live in California

加利福尼亚最宜居的十大城市
10 best places to live in California
拥有840英里的海岸线和总计163707平方英里的占地面积
With 840 miles of coastline and 163,707 total square miles,
加利福尼亚为它的居民提供了一种独特的生活方式
California offers its residents a unique way of life.
你可以选择居住在世界上最大的城市之一――洛杉矶
You can choose to live in one of the largest cities in the world, Los Angeles,
也可以选择隐居在马林这样的海滨小镇
or shut yourself away in a small coastal town in Marin.
你可以享受广阔太平洋带来的视觉盛宴
You can feast your eyes on the majestic Pacific Ocean,
也可以在太浩湖上滑水
or go water skiing at Lake Tahoe.
但是 通常在“黄金之州”的任何一处
But, as is the case everywhere,
都被认为比其他地方更胜一筹
certain places in the Golden State are regarded as better than others.
一旦你要重新安置新家的时候
it’s not always easy to decide where you might live
你会很难决定住在哪里
once you decide to relocate.
第一处 雷多东海滩
1: Redondo Beach.
很多人想要住在加利福尼亚
Many people want to live in California
享受它美丽的沙滩海岸线以及太平洋
to enjoy its beautiful, sandy coastline and the Pacific Ocean.
如果你也抱着同样的想法
If you’re one of these people, then Redondo Beach,
那么位于洛杉矶南海湾的雷多东海滩是你的选择
located in the South Bay of Los Angeles is the place for you.
雷多东海滩有两大独特的地区 南雷多东和北雷多东
Redondo Beach has two distinct communities, South Redondo and North Redondo.
南雷多东紧邻着太平洋
South Redondo snuggles next to the Pacific Ocean,
这里拥有海滨小镇所拥有的一切
and has everything you would want from an ocean town,
包括码头 很棒的餐厅以及购物场所
including a pier, great restaurants and shops.
北雷多东不靠海
North Redondo Beach is inland,
所以平均房价很低 你不可能在海滨买到这种价格的房子
so the average house price is less as you won’t be getting any oceanfront properties,
但是你会少了一种上班的方式
but you’ll have less of a commute to work.
总的来说 雷多东海滩气候宜人 还有一个很棒的艺术中心
Overall, Redondo Beach has excellent weather, a great Performing Arts Center
教育系统完善 每学年学生成绩都高于加州的平均分
and an exceptional school system that regularly produces high scores on standardized state tests.
运动设施也很健全 有十多个一流的公园
It also has wonderful sport facilities, with over a dozen excellent public parks,
提供了跑步的小道以及网球和美式壁球场地
that provide running tracks, tennis and racquetball courts.
第二处 橘县
2: Orange.
这个城市上榜是因为它极低的失业率和犯罪率
This city makes the list because of its low unemployment and crime rates,
以及温和的气候和健全的公共设施
great weather and wonderful facilities.
橘县位于洛杉矶东南部 大约有30英里的距离
Orange is a little over 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles,
有着不到15万的人口
with a population less than 150,000.
在加州最安全城市排行中 橘县也一直榜上有名
The city has consistently been ranked as one of the safest places to live in California,
所以这里是养家糊口最好的选择
so it’s a great place to raise a family.
这里有许多公园 湖泊以及自然景区
It offers a wide selection of parks, lakes and nature centers,
包括一个野生动物保护区
including a wildlife sanctuary.
城市中心是广场公园以及其历史老城区
The center of the city is Plaza Park and the old town Orange historic district
这里有咖啡屋 商店以及古董店
which serves as the home to cafes, shops and antique stores.
老城区有许多独具匠心的建筑群
This historic district has so many buildings of architectural interest
引起了国家历史资源调查组的注意
that it merited the attention of the State Historic Resource Surveys.
许多的电影电视剧都在这个城市取景
The city also serves as the location for many films, and television series,
说不定哪天你在取干洗衣物时
which means you might even get to see your favorite star
就能碰上你喜爱的明星
while picking up your dry cleaning.
第三处 蒂梅丘拉
3: Temecula.
位于洛杉矶和圣地亚哥之间
Located between Los Angeles and San Diego,
蒂梅丘拉被蜿蜒的山峰包围
Temecula is bordered by gently sloping hills,
被温和的气候滋养着
and experiences a temperate climate.
肥沃的土壤以及温和的气候非常适合葡萄生长
The richness of the soil and the mild weather makes for ideal grape growing,
而它处于加州南海岸的葡萄酒产区中心 这是他们引以为豪的
and Temecula prides itself on being in the center of California’s South Coast wine region,
这片产区大约占地3000平方英里
which spans approximately 3,000 square miles.
这里有优秀的公立学校和高等教育学府
The city has excellent public schools, as well as higher education institutions,
还是创业或者转移企业发展地区的良好选择
It is also considered to be a great place to start or relocate a business,
这里也是全美创业成本最低的地区之一
being rated as one of the least expensive places for entrepreneurial ventures in the state.
这个古老的小镇有许多古玩店和餐馆
The Old Town provides residents and visitors alike
不管是居民还是游客都可以尽情欣赏品尝
with a large number of antique stores and restaurants,
这里还会举办各种特别的年度盛会
and as a variety of special yearly events
包括车展和西部主题展览会
including car shows and western themed fairs.
在小镇每周六举办的农产品市场上
You’ll also be able to get fresh fruits, vegetables,
你可以买到新鲜的水果蔬菜
flowers and local crafts from the farmers market
鲜花以及当地的工艺品
that is held every Saturday in the old town
第四处 尔湾
4: Irvine.
这里消费略高并且夏天气温偏高
It is a bit expensive, and the weather during the summer is hot.
但是如果你想要一个安全且商业发展机会更大的城市
But, if you’re looking for a safe place to live and great business opportunities,
你一定找不到比尔湾更好的地方
you won’t do much better than Irvine.
尔湾是这片地区犯罪率最低的城市之一
It has one of the lowest crime rates in the area,
也是很多国际国内企业总部所在地
and is also the location for many international and national corporate headquarters.
由于尔湾在这片地区的商业优势
Because of the predominance of businesses in the area,
它一直被《商业周刊》和CNNMoney网站
Irvine has been consistently ranked among the top 10 places
列为十大最宜居的城市之一
to live by Businessweek and CNNMoney.com.
《华尔街24/7》还将它评为全美管理最完善的城市
24/7 Wall Street rated it as the best managed city in the entire United States.
尔湾的教育体制也很完善
Irvine also has an outstanding educational system,
包括优秀的公立学校和高等教育学府
including public schools and exceptional higher educational institutions.
从历史的角度看 人类已经在这片地区生活了数千年之久
Historically, the area has been inhabited for thousands of years,
但如今它已变成了42个规划完善的村庄
but the modern city is the result of a planned development of 42 different villages,
每片地区都有着独特的建筑风格
each designed to have different architectural styles,
包括现代加州风格 西班牙风格以及当代摩洛哥风格
ranging from California Modern, Spanish, to Contemporary Moroccan
第五处 米尔谷
5: Mill Valley.
紧靠着红杉州立公园
Nestled among the Redwoods,
米尔谷是加州最美丽的居住地之一
Mill Valley is one of the most beautiful places to live in California.
这里距离金门大桥和旧金山以北11英里
Located 11 miles to the north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco,
坐落于塔马尔帕斯山的东南部山丘
the city sits on the southeastern slopes of Mount Tamalpais,
周边是数百亩的当地公园 州立以及国家公园
and is encompassed by hundreds of acres of regional, state and national parks.
米尔谷的居民非常自豪的是他们的保护自然的事业
The residents of Mill Valley pride themselves for their conservation efforts,
并且致力于为后代保护自然家园
and are dedicated to preserving the natural environment for future generations.
这个保护自然栖息地的共识
This pervasive commitment to protecting the natural habitat
可以在这个城市许多的社区项目设计用来
is seen in the city’s numerous community projects designed to safeguard
保护了上百种生活在周边公园的野生动植物
the hundreds of species of wildlife and fauna that live in the surrounding park lands.
除了长期致力于维护自然环境之外
In addition to its long-standing dedication to maintaining the natural surroundings,
米尔谷也自豪于它的社区活动
Mill Valley also prides itself on community programs
促进了视觉以及表演艺术的发展
that promote the Visual and Performing Arts.
事实上 像著名的杰里·加西亚和詹尼斯·乔普林都是这里的居民
In fact, some of the city’s better known residents have included Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin.
第六处 圣卡洛斯
6: San Carlos.
这个城市是美国犯罪率最低的城市之一
This city has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States,
它的失业率也同样的低
and with its equally low unemployment rate,
因此显而易见它是加州最宜居城市之一
it is easy to see why San Carlos ranks among the best places to live in California.
位于旧金山半岛
Located on the San Francisco Peninsula,
处于旧金山和圣何塞中间
midway between San Francisco and San Jose,
这个城市的别名是“美丽生活之城”
the city’s motto is “City of Good Living”,
这就是你将拥有的生活写照
and that’s an accurate description of the lifestyle you’ll have.
这里的总人口不到3万人
The total population is less than 30,000,
社区市民和睦友善
so there’s a friendly atmosphere in the community.
市中心大概由两部分构成
Its downtown area is mainly comprised of eating places
饮食场所和小型私人企业
and small privately owned businesses,
在这里生活节奏相对较慢
and the pace of living is unhurried.
圣卡洛斯也是个相当富裕的城市
San Carlos is also considered to be a relatively affluent place to live.
住户平均收入超过15万美元
The average household will have an income in excess of $150,000,
这超过了加州地区94%的城市
which places it in the 94 percentile among other cities in California.
它有完善的教育体系 一个机场和两个博物馆
It also has a good school system, an airport and two museums.
第七处 萨拉托加
7: Saratoga.
这个城市被《福布斯》评为全美教育水平最高的城市之一
This city is regarded as one of the most educated places in the country by Forbes magazine,
居住在那的很多居民就在硅谷上班
and given many of its residents work in Silicon Valley,
这点绝对不足为奇
this is perhaps not that surprising.
位于圣克拉拉县 处于圣何塞的西边
Located in Santa Clara County and just west of San Jose,
萨拉托加拥有大约3万人口
Saratoga has a population hovering around 30,000.
居民平局收入超过23万美元
The average household income exceeds $230,000,
是全美最富裕的地方之一
making it one of the most prosperous places to live in the country.
这里有许多完善的便利设施 包括多处有名的当地葡萄酒厂
The city has wonderful amenities that include several outstanding, local wineries.
大多数的企业都是私有企业
Most of the businesses are privately owned,
这创造了一个友好的小镇氛围
which helps to create a friendly, small town atmosphere.
萨拉托加拥有完善的教育系统以及低犯罪率
Saratoga has an exceptional school system, as well as having a low crime rate.
所以非常适合年轻家庭在这居住
So, it is a great place for young families.
这里气候宜人 社区规划美丽以及林荫道树木茂盛
With its clement weather, beautifully designed neighborhoods and leafy, tree-filled avenues,
萨拉托加理应是加州最宜居的地区之一
Saratoga understandably ranks as one of the best places to live in California.
虽然这里消费较高 但是绝对物有所值
It will be expensive, but well worth every penny.
第八处 约巴林达
8: Yorba Linda.
没有几个地方的气候可以和约巴林达相比
There aren’t very many places that can boast a better climate than Yorba Linda.
夏天的平均气温保持在75华氏度左右
The average summer temperatures stay within the mid-70’s,
再加上空气格外的好
and the air quality is exceptionally good something
这些都是在加州选择城市需要考虑的因素
that needs to be considered when living in California.
约巴林达位于橘县
Yorba Linda is located in Orange County,
大约距离洛杉矶市中心35英里
some 35 miles from the center of Los Angeles,
有点小郊区的特色
but has a small suburban quality to it.
就像其他榜上的城市一样 这个城市也有着较高的平均收入
Like other cities on this list, the city has a high average household income,
在橘县的城市中它是排在第一位的
and enjoys the highest median income of all cities in Orange County.
约巴林达也被《CNNMoney》杂志评为
Yorba Linda has also been on CNN Money Magazine’s
全国最宜居的城市之一
list of best places to live in the county.
在这城市中有着219英亩高尔夫球场
It has a 219 acres golf course, owned by the city,
被认为是全国最好的高尔夫球场之一
which is regarded as one of the finest in the nation.
打球的同时
Whilst playing a few rounds,
你可以欣赏到纽波特海岸以及卡特琳娜岛美丽的景色
you are likely to get stunning views of the Newport Beach Coast as well as Catalina Island.
第九处 利弗莫尔
9: Livermore.
你会感到惊讶 利弗莫尔拥有加州最老的葡萄酒厂
You might be surprised to learn that Livermore has the oldest wineries in California.
事实上 在1884年 加州首个在法国博览会上
In fact, the first California wine to win in the French exposition
夺冠的葡萄酒就来自布兰卡庄园
was from the Cresta Blanca winery in 1884.
但是除了酒厂和美丽的葡萄园 利弗莫尔还有更多吸引人的地方
But, there’s more to Livermore than just its wineries and beautiful vineyards.
这里有一流的高尔夫球场 顶级的餐馆 精品店以及商店
There are great, first class golf courses, and top end restaurants, boutiques and shops
这使得这个古老的市中心晚上成了热闹的夜市
that make the historic downtown area a great place to spend the evening.
犯罪率极低并且紧邻主要的高速公路
Crime rates are low, and you will be close to major freeways
能够快速到达硅谷 奥克兰或者旧金山
offering commuters easy access to Silicon Valley, Oakland and San Francisco.
此外 这里还于许多主要的州际公路相邻
Its proximity to major interstates also means
你可以轻松的去到任何地方
you can get to some great destinations,
比如约塞米蒂国家公园
like Yosemite, without too much trouble.
最重要的是 房价虽然还在上升
Importantly, house prices, though rising,
但对于这个地区来说还是合理
are still reasonable, especially for the region.
总的来说 利弗莫尔是个宜居且负担得起的城市
Overall, Livermore is an affordable, pleasant place to live
尤其是你想住在海湾区却不能负担高额开销的情况下
if you want to be in the Bay Area but cannot afford the exorbitant prices.
第十处 科罗纳多
10: Coronado.
如果你渴望住在太平洋边上安逸的小城镇
If you’re looking to live in a small, quiet town by the Pacific Ocean,
科罗纳多是你的选择
this is the place for you.
它刚好横穿过大海湾区
Coronado is just across the Big Bay,
对于在圣地亚哥工作的人来说 科罗纳多是理想的居住地
making it an ideal residence for those who work in San Diego.
美丽的海岸线 宜人的气候以及温和的海浪
The coastline is wonderful, with its balmy weather and gentle surf,
《父母》杂志将其评为全美最适合家庭游玩的海滩之一
and Parents Magazine voted it as one of the best beaches for families in the United States.
每年不定期还能观赏到鲸鱼
There’s even whale watching at different times of the year.
居民可以享受这里迷人的天气
The community of residents enjoy exceptional weather,
还有像德尔科罗纳多酒店这样的历史地标
historic landmarks like the Hotel del Coronado,
这里的生活节凑也非常的慢
and a slow paced lifestyle,
在小岛上开车限度25英里每小时
with a speed limit of 25mph on the island.
这里的商业发展蒸蒸日上 失业率极低
There is also a thriving business community,low unemployment
也是西海岸上班用时最短的城市之一
and one of the shortest commuting times on the West Coast.
科罗纳多的消费并不低
Coronado is not a cheap place to live,
但这里的生活质量
but the quality of the lifestyle it offers
一定配的上它“皇冠之城”的美誉
makes it understandable why this is regarded as “The Crown City”.

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