Niche Announces 2022 Best Places to Live in America

March 14, 2022 PITTSBURGHNiche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, has just released the 2022 Best Places to Live in America rankings. In the eighth consecutive year that Niche has produced these rankings, 228 cities and 18,515 towns and neighborhoods were included. Millions of people each year use Niche rankings and profiles to help with key life decisions such as where to live and where to go to school.

This year, The Woodlands, TX remains the #1 Best City to Live in America. Chesterbrook, PA, a neighborhood in the Philadelphia area, keeps its title as the #1 Best Place to Live in America for the third year in a row.

Niche creates the annual Best Places to Live rankings by using data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and CDC combined with millions of resident reviews. The company considers factors such as affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, walkability, and more.

“Whether our users are young professionals, parents with young kids, or retirees, Niche’s Best Places to Live rankings serve as an excellent starting point for considering a move,” said Luke Skurman, CEO and founder of Niche. “The pandemic triggered a new set of possibilities — suddenly, many individuals and families found themselves more mobile than ever before, and in the past two years they have continued to think hard about where they really want to live. Families wondering about an area’s school district, a major part of many relocation decisions, can also use our comprehensive school profiles and rankings to get a sense of what their child’s future school might be like.”

In addition to the national rankings, users can view the Best Places, Cities, Suburbs, or Neighborhoods to Live rankings by state, metro area, or county. Specialized lists include Best for Families, Young Professionals, Homebuyers, Retirees, and more. 

2022 Best Places to Live in America:

  1. Chesterbrook, PA
  2. City Center, CA
  3. Penn Wynne, PA
  4. Houserville, PA
  5. Cottonwood Creek South, TX

2022 Best Cities to Live in America:

  1. The Woodlands, TX
  2. Cambridge, MA
  3. Naperville, IL
  4. Arlington, VA
  5. Overland Park, KS

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To read more about the rankings methodology, visit:  

About Niche: Niche helps students and parents find the schools and places to live that are right for them. On Niche, you have access to comprehensive profiles on every school and over 50,000 cities and towns in America — from the ones you know to the ones you have yet to discover. With unique ratings, honest reviews, personalized recommendations, and tools to guide you through every step, Niche is changing the way millions of people find their school and hometown.

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