City highlighted for affordability

Rebecca Neipp

News Review Staff Writer

City highlighted for affordabilityRidgecrest is the second-most affordable city to live in in California, according to a study released this week by

“We used data and science to determine which places in California go easy on your wallet,” according to a post by Chris Kolmar. The news site specializes in “bite-sized” pieces of information about communities, and is geared toward people looking for compatibility in a new community of residence.

“California is a state that is unlike many others,” wrote Kolmar. “It is America’s largest state, with enough enticing features to make anyone want to live there. Whether you like catching the latest wave on the California beaches, trying your luck in casinos or even hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, it is a state that has a little something for everyone.”

So why doesn’t everyone move to this most coveted of states, asks Kolmar?

“One reason is quite obvious: California is expensive. As much as California is known as one of the most exciting places to live in America, it is also known as one of the most expensive.”

However, he compiled a list of cities that offer relative affordability compared to other Golden State communities.

According to the site, the Ridgecrest population was 27,616 in the 2010 census, up from 24,927 in the 2000 census. (Most projections indicate another increase following this year’s census).

Some of the highest marks in Ridgecrest were for the ease of commute, affordability, education and amenities.

For information visit Watch future editions for more analysis from real estate columnist Clint Freeman.

Pictured: A modestly priced neighborhood in Ridgecrest. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2020-01-31