The Best Places to Live in the U.S., by State

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Here at Niche, we rank the best places to live in the country┬áin all sorts of categories: best places to buy a house, most diverse, best for young professionals, best for families, and many more. (And in case you didn’t know, you can also view how neighborhoods and suburbs within your area rank.)

Below is our list of the best places to live in America in each state. Is your town number one? Find out.

State Place Population Niche Grade
State Alabama
Place Madison
Population 46,396
Niche Grade A+
State Alaska
Place College
Population 14,372
Niche Grade A-
State Arizona
Population 51,329
Niche Grade A+
State Arkansas
Place Bentonville
Population 42,499
Niche Grade A+
State California
Population 3,828
Niche Grade A+
State Colorado
Place Holly Hills
Population 2,684
Niche Grade A+
State Connecticut
Population 63,187
Niche Grade A+
State Delaware
Place North Star
Population 7,567
Niche Grade A
State Florida
Population 4,012
Niche Grade A+
State Georgia
Place Decatur
Population 21,210
Niche Grade A+
State Hawaii
Place Honolulu
Population 401,470
Niche Grade B+
State Idaho
Place Boise
Population 218,677
Niche Grade A
State Illinois
Population 8,641
Niche Grade A+
State Indiana
Place Carmel
Population 86,940
Niche Grade A+
State Iowa
Population 1,255
Niche Grade A+
State Kansas
Place Leawood
Population 33,763
Niche Grade A+
State Kentucky
Population 2,211
Niche Grade A+
State Louisiana
Population 2,098
Niche Grade A+
State Maine
Population 9,230
Niche Grade A+
State Maryland
Population 49,971
Niche Grade A+
State Massachusetts
Place Brookline
Population 59,180
Niche Grade A+
State Michigan
Place Okemos
Population 22,493
Niche Grade A+
State Minnesota
Place Eden Prairie
Population 63,206
Niche Grade A+
State Mississippi
Place Madison
Population 25,473
Niche Grade A+
State Missouri
Population 8,486
Niche Grade A+
State Montana
Place Bozeman
Population 41,761
Niche Grade A
State Nebraska
Place Papillion
Population 19,520
Niche Grade A+
State Nevada
Population 8,621
Niche Grade A-
State New Hampshire
Place Hanover
Population 11,371
Niche Grade A+
State New Jersey
Place Princeton
Population 30,168
Niche Grade A+
State New Mexico
Place Los Alamos
Population 11,733
Niche Grade A+
State New York
Place Brighton
Population 36,875
Niche Grade A+
State North Carolina
Place Morrisville
Population 22,600
Niche Grade A+
State North Dakota
Place Fargo
Population 115,950
Niche Grade A
State Ohio
Place Dublin
Population 43,874
Niche Grade A+
State Oklahoma
Place Edmond
Population 88,342
Niche Grade A+
State Oregon
Population 3,009
Niche Grade A+
State Pennsylvania
Place Chesterbrook
Population 4,693
Niche Grade A+
State Rhode Island
Place Barrington
Population 16,304
Niche Grade A+
State South Carolina
Place Tega Cay
Population 9,026
Niche Grade A+
State South Dakota
Place Brookings
Population 23,292
Niche Grade A+
State Tennessee
Place Brentwood
Population 40,873
Niche Grade A+
State Texas
Place Coppell
Population 40,631
Niche Grade A+
State Utah
Population 19,751
Niche Grade A+
State Vermont
Place Norwich
Population 3,373
Niche Grade A+
State Virginia
Place Arlington
Population 226,092
Niche Grade A+
State Washington
Place Westlake
Population 3,977
Niche Grade A+
State Washington, DC
Population 4,824
Niche Grade A+
State West Virginia
Place Star City
Population 2,245
Niche Grade A+
State Wisconsin
Population 14,088
Niche Grade A+
State Wyoming
Place South Park
Population 1,557
Niche Grade A
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.

The Best Places to Live in the U.S., by State