The 10 Best Corona Suburbs To Live In For 2022

We analyzed over 81 places around Corona to identify the most kickass place to live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best Corona suburbs.

Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There's the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There's traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing--pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you're looking at.

But that's where the suburbs come in--they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Corona are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado...

What's the best suburb of Corona? Yorba Linda ranks as the best suburb of Corona for 2022 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Yorba Linda, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Corona 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.

Feel free to check out some more reading about California:

The 10 Best Corona Suburbs To Live For 2022

Yorba Linda is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Corona area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Yorba Linda."

Everyone here is rich; families average $133,088 a year, which is the 4th highest in the Corona region. And only 3.85% are out of work. Homes average more than $862,900 each.

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Population: 68,103
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $133,088
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
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Yorba Linda, CA

Newport Beach is the second best 'burb we looked at near Corona for 2022.

It ranks 3rd for incomes in the area and only 2.39% of residents lack insurance, good for 4th best.

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Population: 86,694
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $133,849
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
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Newport Beach, CA

Here in Mission Viejo, it's really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you'll see in the Corona metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Mission Viejo.

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Population: 95,638
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $121,299
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
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Mission Viejo, CA

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La Palma ranks as the 4th best suburb of Corona for 2022.

You won't find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in La Palma and the schools are some of the best around.

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Population: 15,657
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $108,363
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
More on La Palma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

La Palma, CA

Coming in as the fifth best is Aliso Viejo.

Aliso Viejo gets kudos for having the 30th most expensive homes in the Corona area, where houses sell for an average of $656,600. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

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Population: 50,385
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $118,540
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
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Aliso Viejo, CA

Villa Park is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here's why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 2.23% which is 2nd best in the area.

According to online reports, Villa Park is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Corona area, meaning you need to get in soon.

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Population: 5,883
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $164,476
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.5%
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Villa Park, CA

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Rancho Santa Margarita.

Rancho Santa Margarita schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it's only 16.0 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

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Population: 48,280
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Income: $125,329
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Dana Point is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 5.14% of people lack insurance, good for 30th in the area.

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Population: 33,782
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Income: $105,250
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
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Dana Point, CA

Is 'Everything Better In San Clemente?'


It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it's really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

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Population: 64,929
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $108,183
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
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San Clemente, CA

And rounding out the top ten for 2022 is Cerritos.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

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Population: 49,388
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Median Income: $109,229
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
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Cerritos, CA

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Corona for 2022

Figuring out the best suburbs around Corona was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data for 2016-2020 to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Corona.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 3,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 81 suburbs to evaluate around Corona.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 81 in each category, where 1 was the "best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near Corona." We're lookin' at you, Yorba Linda. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Corona 'Burbs of 2022

We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Corona, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

For more California reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Corona Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Yorba Linda, CA 68,103 $133,088
2 Newport Beach, CA 86,694 $133,849
3 Mission Viejo, CA 95,638 $121,299
4 La Palma, CA 15,657 $108,363
5 Aliso Viejo, CA 50,385 $118,540
6 Villa Park, CA 5,883 $164,476
7 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 48,280 $125,329
8 Dana Point, CA 33,782 $105,250
9 San Clemente, CA 64,929 $108,183
10 Cerritos, CA 49,388 $109,229
11 El Cerrito, CA 25,280 $108,294
12 La Habra Heights, CA 5,318 $163,750
13 Laguna Niguel, CA 65,048 $119,608
14 Cypress, CA 49,137 $102,005
15 Laguna Beach, CA 22,991 $128,099
16 Eastvale, CA 65,766 $127,881
17 Walnut, CA 29,764 $108,264
18 Diamond Bar, CA 55,870 $100,723
19 Huntington Beach, CA 199,778 $97,469
20 Lake Forest, CA 84,666 $112,988
21 Laguna Hills, CA 31,613 $102,358
22 Brea, CA 44,182 $100,969
23 Placentia, CA 52,049 $100,707
24 Claremont, CA 35,610 $101,080
25 Canyon Lake, CA 11,237 $107,868
26 La Mirada, CA 48,260 $92,493
27 Irvine, CA 272,694 $108,318
28 Fountain Valley, CA 56,118 $89,924
29 Chino Hills, CA 82,800 $104,661
30 Tustin, CA 80,815 $88,386
31 San Dimas, CA 33,812 $90,234
32 San Juan Capistrano, CA 35,976 $103,922
33 Orange, CA 139,322 $96,605
34 Glendora, CA 51,087 $99,153
35 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 178,060 $92,290
36 Costa Mesa, CA 112,958 $90,370
37 La Verne, CA 32,346 $93,473
38 Buena Park, CA 82,228 $84,680
39 Norco, CA 27,021 $106,370
40 Laguna Woods, CA 16,056 $46,449
41 West Covina, CA 105,808 $85,626
42 Whittier, CA 84,821 $76,026
43 Fullerton, CA 141,061 $85,471
44 Artesia, CA 16,456 $74,375
45 Murrieta, CA 114,066 $91,654
46 Upland, CA 77,348 $76,259
47 Midway, CA 3,132 $51,005
48 Los Alamitos, CA 11,521 $89,323
49 Covina, CA 47,787 $77,913
50 La Habra, CA 62,787 $83,532
51 Norwalk, CA 104,524 $77,425
52 Garden Grove, CA 172,800 $73,611
53 Redlands, CA 71,680 $81,265
54 Grand Terrace, CA 12,559 $70,200
55 Anaheim, CA 353,085 $76,723
56 Santa Fe Springs, CA 17,643 $69,922
57 Chino, CA 89,170 $85,659
58 Westminster, CA 90,857 $67,142
59 Santa Ana, CA 332,610 $72,406
60 Menifee, CA 92,968 $76,824
61 Baldwin Park, CA 75,659 $68,741
62 Fontana, CA 212,704 $75,681
63 Hawaiian Gardens, CA 14,212 $61,422
64 La Puente, CA 39,780 $66,132
65 Azusa, CA 49,584 $65,912
66 Riverside, CA 327,569 $72,738
67 Stanton, CA 38,317 $66,017
68 Wildomar, CA 36,091 $76,791
69 Loma Linda, CA 24,239 $56,021
70 Ontario, CA 178,194 $67,357
71 Pomona, CA 151,124 $62,407
72 Lake Elsinore, CA 64,201 $74,490
73 Montclair, CA 40,041 $63,245
74 Moreno Valley, CA 208,751 $70,385
75 Jurupa Valley, CA 106,646 $77,787
76 Colton, CA 54,215 $56,762
77 Lakeland, CA 110,335 $50,136
78 Rialto, CA 103,549 $65,538
79 Highland, CA 55,339 $62,956
80 Perris, CA 77,708 $66,926
81 San Bernardino, CA 216,784 $49,287

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