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The 2019 Best Places to Live in the U.S., by State

Love your town? You may have good reason.

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 City Population Overall Niche Grade
State Alabama
City Madison
Population 47,079
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Alaska
City College
Population 14,362
Overall Niche Grade A-
State Arizona
Population 50,202
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Arkansas
Population 44,601
Overall Niche Grade A+
State California
City Berkeley
Population 120,179
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Colorado
Population 2,797
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Connecticut
Population 63,360
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Delaware
City Pike Creek
Population 8,740
Overall Niche Grade A
State District of Columbia
Population 672,391
Overall Niche Grade A
State Florida
City Westchase
Population 23,287
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Georgia
City Decatur
Population 22,022
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Hawaii
City Honolulu
Population 402,452
Overall Niche Grade B+
State Idaho
City Boise
Population 220,859
Overall Niche Grade A
State Illinois
Population 8,680
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Indiana
City Carmel
Population 88,595
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Iowa
Population 1,242
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Kansas
Population 21,932
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Kentucky
Population 2,958
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Louisiana
Population 30,536
Overall Niche Grade A
State Maine
Population 9,235
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Maryland
Population 24,236
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Massachusetts
City Brookline
Population 59,246
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Michigan
City Okemos
Population 22,989
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Minnesota
Population 63,660
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Mississippi
City Madison
Population 25,350
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Missouri
Population 8,466
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Montana
City Bozeman
Population 43,132
Overall Niche Grade A
State Nebraska
City Chadron
Population 5,704
Overall Niche Grade A
State Nevada
City Mogul
Population 1,884
Overall Niche Grade B+
State New Hampshire
City Hanover
Population 11,428
Overall Niche Grade A+
State New Jersey
Population 2,427
Overall Niche Grade A+
State New Mexico
City Los Alamos
Population 12,035
Overall Niche Grade A+
State New York
Population 3,779
Overall Niche Grade A+
State North Carolina
Population 23,873
Overall Niche Grade A+
State North Dakota
City Fargo
Population 118,099
Overall Niche Grade A
State Ohio
Population 7,377
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Oklahoma
City Edmond
Population 89,769
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Oregon
City Bethany
Population 23,177
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Pennsylvania
Population 4,675
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Rhode Island
City Kingston
Population 6,983
Overall Niche Grade A+
State South Carolina
City Five Forks
Population 17,500
Overall Niche Grade A+
State South Dakota
Population 2,895
Overall Niche Grade A
State Tennessee
City Brentwood
Population 41,524
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Texas
City Greatwood
Population 12,437
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Utah
Population 10,140
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Vermont
City Norwich
Population 3,341
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Virginia
Population 11,803
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Washington
City Redmond
Population 60,712
Overall Niche Grade A+
State West Virginia
City Star City
Population 2,256
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Wisconsin
City Elm Grove
Population 6,127
Overall Niche Grade A+
State Wyoming
City Laramie
Population 32,104
Overall Niche Grade A
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the former Content Writer/Editor at Niche. She's a content strategist and award-winning writer, as well as a former editor at LA Weekly and NEXTpittsburgh. As a mom of one who's lived and worked all across the country, she's glad to have once again found her niche in her hometown of Pittsburgh.