Additionally, the cost of living is 62% cheaper than California’s average, and this is primarily due to affordable transport and utility rates.
The cheapest homes in Modoc County can be found in Cedarville, Adin, and California Pines with prices around $110,000 to $130,000.
Typical home value: $193,931
Median household income: $56,352
Mean travel time to work: 20 minutes
With a mix of rural and sparse suburban towns, Lassen County is good for homebuyers who want a quiet neighborhood with accessible amenities.
Formerly a mining and logging area, the county’s economy is now primarily driven by one federal and two state prisons. Job opportunities are mostly concentrated in the county seat Susanville, where you can find half of Lassen’s total population of 35,000.
However, the median home price in Susanville is $184,000, which is at the expensive end of the spectrum. Still, this is much cheaper than California’s median of $505,000.