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Lakewood tops '10 most boring places in California' list

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"Times change, values don't."

The city of Lakewood is the "most boring" place in the state of California, according to a new report published on real estate company Movoto's blog.

Randy Nelson from Movoto writes:

Movoto's "boredom" rankings were produced after compiling and studying a list of the 100 most populated places in California.

The six main criteria studied on a per capita basis were:

  • Nightlife (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues
  • Active life options (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Percentage of restaurants that are fast food
  • Percentage of young residents ages 20-34

Similar criteria was used in Movoto's previous list of the "10 Best Places in California." (The city of Orange took the number one spot). 

Movoto explains how it was able to produce the results: 

Here's the list of the top 10 most boring places in California, including many Southern California locales: 

1. City of Lakewood
2. City of Lancaster
3. City of West Covina
4. City of Victorville
5. City of Merced
6. City of Alhambra
7. City of Ontario
8. City of Modesto
9. City of Hesperia
10. City of Carson

Here's a full list of the top 50 boring places in California.

The 10 Most Boring Places In California By Movoto Real Estate
 
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