- Ventura County, Humboldt, Santa Barbara, Mendocino and Del Norte are the top five counties in the United States. Followed by 6 to 10: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey and Orange Counties.
- These studies are always subjective. For example, beautiful San Luis Obispo County only ranks #21 while super, overpopulated Los Angeles ranks #7. Still just about any California county rightly ranks higher than most of the rest of the U.S.
By Christopher Ingraham
|Ranking of counties in America based on the quality of life.|
High quality is in blue.
|San Francisco ranks #6 in the U.S.|
|San Diego ranks at #8 in the U.S.|