2016 Best Suburbs to Live in America

Explore the best suburbs 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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Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Superior

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 13 reviews
  2. 2

    Merrifield

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 4 reviews
  3. 3

    Rollingwood

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
  4. 4

    Park City

    • Town in Utah
    • 7 reviews
  5. 5

    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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  6. 6

    McNair

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 9 reviews
  7. 7

    Arlington

    • City in Virginia
    • 34 reviews
  8. 8

    Carmel

    • Town in Indiana
    • 157 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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  9. 9

    Louisville

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 31 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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  10. 10

    Cambridge

    • City in Massachusetts
    • 10 reviews
  11. 11

    Rolling Hills

    • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
    • 2 reviews
  12. 12

    North Bethesda

    • Suburb in Maryland
    • 29 reviews
  13. 13

    Piedmont

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 23 reviews
  14. 14

    Tredyffrin Township

    • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
    • 24 reviews
  15. 15

    Westwood

    • Suburb in Kansas
  16. 16

    Falcon Heights

    • Suburb of Minneapolis, MN
    • 5 reviews
  17. 17

    Redmond

    • Town in Washington
    • 17 reviews
  18. 18

    Forest Glen

    • Suburb in Maryland
    • 5 reviews
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    Kingstowne

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 14 reviews
  20. 20

    Columbia

    • City in Maryland
    • 170 reviews
    Niche User:I love the education system here in the area, as well as the sense of community that everyone has where we all seem to understand each other.
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  21. 21

    Kings Park West

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 9 reviews
  22. 22

    Heathcote

    • Suburb in New Jersey
  23. 23

    Fairway

    • Suburb in Kansas
  24. 24

    Narberth

    • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
    • 4 reviews
  25. 25

    Franklin Farm

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 11 reviews