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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Woodland Named One of the Top 100 Places to Live in America recently named the City of Woodland one of its 2021 “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America” and the second best place to live in the entire State of California. Woodland is proud to be included in a list of cities that, according to, “offer the exact things so many of us are craving right now: connection, affordability, and the space and opportunity to grow.”

Woodland stands out due to “a robust and stable economy that’s rooted in agriculture and top-notch health care” as well as its proximity to major transit hubs such as Sacramento International Airport. In addition, mentions Woodland’s diverse small business community and the innovative public-private partnership that fueled the new Lab@AgStart, a state-of-the-art shared wet lab, food lab, and co-working space on Main Street.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for what many of us already know: Woodland is a welcoming community with a unique mix of amenities,” says City spokesperson Spencer Bowen. “As points out, we offer a strong economy, great food and drink, diverse housing options, lots of outdoor recreation, and more.”

Click here for the entire Top 100 list

Click here for Woodland’s feature

Questions? Email Spencer Bowen at


For the past eight years, has released a data-driven list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. This year, the site ranked more than 2,300 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000 according to the latest projections from their data partner, Esri. Their ranking includes evaluations of a city’s economy, infrastructure, amenities, housing, and more.

About the City of Woodland

Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, located in California's Central Valley and Greater Sacramento Region. An impressive amount of beautiful historic buildings in the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods reflects Woodland’s strong historic heritage. Currently celebrating its sesquicentennial, Woodland boasts one of the nation’s best concentrations of food and ag businesses along with a growing research and technology sector. 

Click here for more information about The Lab@AgStart

Click here for more information about Woodland’s food and agriculture economy

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