2016 Best Places to Live in America

Explore the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.

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  • By State
Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Los Alamos

    • Town in New Mexico
    • 7 reviews
  2. 2

    Superior

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 13 reviews
  3. 3

    Franklin Township

    • Town in Iowa
    • 2 reviews
  4. 4

    Merrifield

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 4 reviews
  5. 5

    Rollingwood

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
  6. 6

    Park City

    • Town in Utah
    • 6 reviews
  7. 7

    College Township

    • Town in Pennsylvania
    • 9 reviews
  8. 8

    Chesterbrook

    • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
    • 42 reviews
    Parent:The prevalence of crime in my area is pretty low. There definitely is some crime but when there is, it is usually small crimes like vandalism or trespassing. Rarely will there ever be crimes along the lines of murder
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  9. 9

    White Rock

    • Town in New Mexico
    • 19 reviews
  10. 10

    McNair

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 9 reviews
  11. 11

    Arlington

    • City in Virginia
    • 32 reviews
  12. 12

    Ferguson Township

    • Town in Pennsylvania
    • 19 reviews
  13. 13

    Carmel

    • Town in Indiana
    • 153 reviews
    Niche User:If I could do it all over again I would live in downtown Carmel and out of the suburbs, although growing up there as a kid was great--I felt very safe and had wonderful neighbors. I would have liked to have been closer to the arts and design district and monon trail however. My siblings and I always had jobs right off the trail and it would have been great to bike to.
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  14. 14

    Louisville

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 26 reviews
    Niche User:I love where I live and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow up here. Louisville is a great place to raise a family with a low overall crime rating, good schools, and plenty to do. The atmosphere of the city is friendly and calm, making it a real family city.
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  15. 15

    Cambridge

    • City in Massachusetts
    • 10 reviews
  16. 16

    Aspen

    • Town in Colorado
    • 8 reviews
  17. 17

    Rolling Hills

    • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
    • 2 reviews
  18. 18

    North Bethesda

    • Suburb in Maryland
    • 28 reviews
  19. 19

    Piedmont

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 23 reviews
  20. 20

    Tredyffrin Township

    • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
    • 23 reviews
  21. 21

    Westwood

    • Suburb in Kansas
  22. 22

    Falcon Heights

    • Suburb of Minneapolis, MN
    • 5 reviews
  23. 23

    Redmond

    • Town in Washington
    • 17 reviews
  24. 24

    Forest Glen

    • Suburb in Maryland
    • 5 reviews
  25. 25

    Kingstowne

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 14 reviews