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Bay Area or Los Angeles Suburb

Guess whether each city is part of the San Francisco Bay or Los Angeles area.
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Last updated: August 7, 2019
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First submittedAugust 7, 2019
Times taken12,172
Average score83.3%
Rating4.27
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1. Beverly Hills
Bay Area
Los Angeles
2. Oakland
Bay Area
Los Angeles
3. Berkeley
Bay Area
Los Angeles
4. Compton
Bay Area
Los Angeles
5. San Jose
Bay Area
Los Angeles
6. Fremont
Bay Area
Los Angeles
7. Pasadena
Bay Area
Los Angeles
8. Sausalito
Bay Area
Los Angeles
9. San Mateo
Bay Area
Los Angeles
10. Santa Monica
Bay Area
Los Angeles
11. Burbank
Bay Area
Los Angeles
12. Anaheim
Bay Area
Los Angeles
13. Palo Alto
Bay Area
Los Angeles
14. Cupertino
Bay Area
Los Angeles
15. Malibu
Bay Area
Los Angeles
16. Long Beach
Bay Area
Los Angeles
17. Inglewood
Bay Area
Los Angeles
18. Hayward
Bay Area
Los Angeles
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Level 89
Aug 7, 2019
You have San Mateo twice.
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Level ∞
Aug 7, 2019
Fixed
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Level 89
Aug 7, 2019
That takes longer to scroll than to answer.
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Level 67
Aug 8, 2019
For a non- Californian, I think 16 out of 18 is a pretty good score
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Level 66
Oct 3, 2019
Same. Never even been to the state but would like to some day
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Level 69
Aug 8, 2019
I grew up in the Bay Area, so easy for me. Non-Californians who do well should be proud.
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Level 82
Oct 3, 2019
I lived in the Bay area, though not for very long, and feel like I should have done better.
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Level 63
Aug 8, 2019
Oakland's a gimmee.
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2019
I’m from Nottingham and have never travelled east of NYC, so I think I just lucked out!
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Level 78
Oct 3, 2019
Got 16 by knowing surprisingly many Los Angeles suburbs and pinning the rest on Bay Area.
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Level 77
Oct 3, 2019
I have no idea how I got 13/18 when I've never been to California. The only ones I knew were Malibu, Oakland, and San Jose. I must have just gotten very lucky!
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Level 73
Oct 3, 2019
Fun quiz and idea. Maybe make a second one with harder cities?
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Level 64
Oct 3, 2019
As an LA native of 29 years; thanks for the easy points. I can definitely see how non-Californians might struggle though. Also, I never heard of Sausalito, but I just knew it wasn't LA.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2019
Too California-centric. You could have included cities from Hudson's Bay, Halong Bay, Bay of Bengal, etc.
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Level 59
Apr 25, 2020
Since this is a California quiz your suggestions would have been too weird. I think there is a quiz that does what you suggested somewhere on jetpunk though.
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Level 63
Dec 16, 2020
pretty sure TheCrusher was being sarcastic.
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2022
And also suburbs of Angeles, Phillipines. We must stop this horrible California-centricism!!
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Level 65
Oct 3, 2019
Great quiz, easy 100% for any Californian like me. It would also be cool to have a version of this quiz where the cities change every time, pulling randomly from a pool of all San Francisco and Los Angeles suburbs. I'd do it myself, but I don't know how.
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Level 34
Oct 3, 2019
Oakland is about as much a suburb as St. Petersburg or St. Paul or Fort Worth or Tacoma.
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Level 75
Oct 5, 2019
The description was asking whether the cities were suburbs of LA or part of the Bay Area. There is no city called "Bay Area" so they couldn't be suburbs of it.
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Level 67
Mar 15, 2021
It is implied, by the quiz title, that all cities included in this quiz will be suburbs.

Of course, it is debatable whether Oakland, San Jose, and (maybe) Long Beach are actually suburbs.

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Level 87
Mar 29, 2023
The majority of these cities are not suburbs. I'm sure Anaheim is less a suburb of LA than its own employment center, same with every single city in the Bay Area. Long Beach is also def not a suburb
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Level 66
Oct 6, 2019
Thanks for the easy quiz!
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2020
I don't know how I got Santa Monica wrong.
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Level 43
Dec 1, 2022
Thanks rap songs. Some song about Compton, Longbeach and Inglewood. Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena and Burbank were pretty obvious.

Oakland and San Jose were easy, but figured bay area is more where the hippies and tech went, so deduced Berkley and Palo Alto.

Sausalito, San Mateo and Hayward were guesses.

Cupertino and Freemont I missed though

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Level 47
Mar 13, 2023
was worried Brentwood would show up