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Best Small Towns in California

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The 10 Best Small Towns in California

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Location: Ventura County, Southern California

Population: 7,500

Nevada City

Location: Nevada County, Northern California

Population: 3,100


Location: Napa County, Central California

Population: 5,200


Location: Mendocino County, Northern California

Population: 900


Location: Monterey County, Central California

Population: 3,800

Pacific Grove

Location: Monterey County, Central California

Population: 15,000


Location: San Luis Obispo County, Central California

Population: 6,000

Sutter Creek

Location: Amador County, Northern California

Population: 2,500


Location: San Diego County, Southern California

Population: 1,500

Point Reyes Station

Location: Marin County, Northern California

Population: 850

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