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#26 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.2 out of 5 2,284 reviews
Current Resident: Austin is a great city for both young and older people to live in. The tacos are amazing, there are music festivals every year, and UT Austin's football is insane! Also, I've been able to visit many local parks with my family in Austin with splendid views, thanks to our regular sunny weather throughout the year. Even though I've only been an Austinite for 3 years, I already see why so many people want to move here. Despite all these perks, Austin could improve on its water and electric systems. During the dangerous cold front in February 2021, thousands of people in Austin and around Texas had to spend a week without water and electricity at 20-40 degrees F. Many of the power companies reassured us that we would be fine, but in reality, they didn't want to spend extra money on ensuring our safety, causing several deaths in addition to a global pandemic.
- 950,807 Population
#27 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Arizona
- Rating 4.47 out of 5 339 reviews
Current Resident: Scottsdale has been a great place to live overall. It is well maintained and has great shopping and dining choices offering a range of cuisine. It also is pretty low on crime and feels safe wherever you go. There are also lots of opportunities to be outside with parks and green belts and lots of community members made good use of them. It is nice to see so many people out walking, running, biking, etc. and does being in a sense of community which can be harder to find nowadays. Traveling through the city is also fairly convenience as the city runs more North to South which allows people to make use of the 101 freeway fairly easily. Main arteries also run along the city to make side streets a viable option when commuting. Although they can get busy during high commute times and street lights do add delay. There are some challenges though. Compared to other areas in the greater Phoenix area, Scottsdale has expensive real estate. More diversity is also needed!
- 250,602 Population
#28 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Minnesota
- Rating 3.98 out of 5 252 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Rochester from Racine, Wisconsin, when my children were young. We immediately found so many things to love -- the clean, welcoming parks and bike trails, the kid- and adult-friendly downtown, and most importantly, the amazingly helpful public school system. Rochester is the perfect place to raise children. And it turned out to be the perfect place for me, too. I love my job at Mayo Clinic. Our life here is very different from anything I planned or expected, and I am very grateful. Some things are still wanting, such as public transportation and entertainment venues, but I see them growing each year in smart, efficient ways that bode well for the future of the city.
- 115,557 Population
#29 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.29 out of 5 379 reviews
Current Resident: I loved growing up in Round Rock. My parents chose to live here because the schools are good, it has a low crime rate and the cost of living is reasonable. Outdoor recreation is abundant such as boating, biking, running, fishing, hiking, swimming, outdoor theater and many, many others. There are lots of historic sites. The Chisholm Trail runs right through the center of town. The Sam Bass cemetery contains graves of people born before the American Revolution. Round Rock has the feel of a small town with easy access to larger cities. Round Rock is about 23 miles north of Austin proper. The food here is the best! Everyone knows about Texas barbecue; no food anywhere can even compare. The weather is fantastic, with Round Rock boasting about 300 days of sunshine per year. The people are friendly and there is a strong sense of community. All in all, Round Rock is a great place to live.
- 124,434 Population
#30 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Pennsylvania
- Rating 4.3 out of 5 711 reviews
Current Resident: Pittsburgh is an excellent city with a lot of pride from those that live there. There is so much to do in this city such as: attend sporting games, visit a museum, take a ride on the incline or a boat, and my personal favorite: lots of food! Pittsburgh is also home to the Pittsburgh zoo, Sandcastle water park, Idlewild, and Kennywood. These are some popular tourist attractions filled with fun things to do for the whole family, especially in the summer. One down side of Pittsburgh is the parking. I wish there were more parking garages to help ease the stress of finding somewhere to park in the busy city!
- 302,205 Population
#31 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Alabama
- Rating 3.9 out of 5 723 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Huntsville, AL a month before the COVID-19 shutdown. I was able to enjoy many outside activities during the lockdown, without coming into contact with people. The are plenty of caves, trails, and rivers to explore. As things have started to open back up, there have been many additions added to the city. We are getting a AA baseball team, restaurants and hotels continue to open everyday, and there are social distanced events that happen throughout the city such as music venues showing free local artists. The food scene is on the rise with classic southern food, the integration of food trucks/trailers, and even European inspired food is starting to show up. I like that Huntsville has diverse culture and is a very transient city. You never know who you will meet and hear the stories of how we all ended up in town!
- 196,219 Population
#32 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Nebraska
- Rating 3.85 out of 5 1,190 reviews
Nearby Resident: Honestly, I love Omaha. Coming from Columbus, Ohio, it’s definitely a great and safe place to raise a family or buy a house. The city looks to be expanding and building a lot more homes and apartments. There’s a park on every corner and plenty of amazing places to eat, including multiple vegan options and a variety of different cuisines. The schools are good I’ve heard, I haven’t been to one firsthand, though. Everyone is walking their dogs and bringing their kids along with them, which gives a family friendly feel. Obviously, this isn’t the most diverse city in the country, but you do meet all kinds of amazing people if you look! The Universities here are also really great, with large, medium and smaller schools to fit everyone’s needs, along with amazing culinary schools. I’m excited to see how much Omaha really grows and would definitely recommend young families to look into moving to Omaha if the opportunity arises!
- 475,862 Population
#33 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Nebraska
- Rating 3.95 out of 5 775 reviews
Current Resident: Well I moved to Lincoln my junior year of high school and the school was gigantic! My class had went from 200 some kids in Texas to 500 kids in Lincoln. I was nervous at first, but people were pretty welcoming and talkative, especially when you get involved in activities. Lincoln is a small town, big city feeling. Everyone knows everyone, but Lincoln has many different spots you can go to not feel crowded. Also, I never noticed how active people are in Lincoln. I see people in their 80's running on all the different trails we have here, people are extremely devoted to health and fitness, which was nice to see because my family and I became more aware of ways to be better by being healthy and exercising regularly.
- 283,839 Population
#34 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in North Carolina
- Rating 4.25 out of 5 1,072 reviews
Current Resident: Charlotte is a beautiful and clean city. A lot of the people who live here are not actually from here! Its a 2 hour ride to the mountains and the beach. But living in a city is a wonderful opportunity to check out new restaurants and bars. Charlotte has a huge brewery scene that definitely keeps people coming. The White Water Center is just about 20 minutes from uptown and a fantastic place to bring visiting friends and family. The exciting and fun stuff to do at the White Water Center include ropes course, white water rafting, kayaking, walking your dogs, zip lining, biking and so much more. It is a great place to have an outdoor adventure. Speaking of outdoor adventures - you can have so many of those here since the weather is beautiful about 10 months out of the year. Only in January and February does it get quite chilly, but you should never really see snow. It is probably one of the only things I really miss - the snow and the beach!
- 857,425 Population
#35 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.4 out of 5 359 reviews
Current Resident: I love Carlsbad, it’s beautiful! It’s also very big. Downtown Carlsbad is fun, exciting, with lots to do. There’s lots of shops to walk to and there’s a lot of restaurants to try. I lived there for many years and we walked everywhere. Now I live in another part of Carlsbad which is just as beautiful. A little further from the downtown area of walkable places, but everything is still close by. The outlet mall and the shops at the forum are great places to shop and are both nearby. Driving on Highway 101 is a great way to enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean along the coast. During sunsets the skies are unbelievable , beautiful and viewable from most areas in the city. The only downside to the area is the traffic and the amount of people. But from someone who is born and raised in California I think it’s worth it.
- 114,253 Population
#36 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in District of Columbia
- Rating 4.07 out of 5 697 reviews
Current Resident: I absolutely love DC! It has the community element of a smaller town and the appeal of a slightly larger city. There's always something to do here: lots of farmers markets, festivals, all the free museums and attractions, lots of open, free outdoor space. It is easy to stay away from the political bubble, as well, if you're not into that sort of thing. I keep up with the news, but am no way considered a wonk, so it's great to be in a bit of a bubble here and know that people care about many different causes and the state of the world without being overwhelmed. A lot of different non-profits and fields exist here, making it a great place to be professionally. Though it's expensive, the great happy hour + brunch + free activities make it worth it. It's also super diverse, which I love as someone from a Pakistani background!
- 692,683 Population
#37 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Kentucky
- Rating 3.86 out of 5 809 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in Lexington for the past 3 years and enjoyed every minute of it! It’s a very lively city with so much to offer. I particularly enjoy all the restaurants and entertainment venues in Lexington. There’s also so much diversity throughout the city. I’d say that Lexington is a bustling city with a college-town vibe due to University of Kentucky.
In particular, I find that the city is extremely safe. I can leave my car unlocked all day and there’s a high probability that I will not be robbed (I don’t and wouldn’t do this). I can also go out running in the middle of the night without fear of being harmed. Law enforcement is everywhere at all hours during the day. Lexington is much safer than the majority of big cities in the US.
- 320,601 Population
#38 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Florida
- Rating 3.87 out of 5 967 reviews
Current Resident: Gainesville, Florida is a college town that houses the University of Florida. Although it is a college town, it has a diverse community and it is full of opportunities. Gainesville is also a great place to raise a family. I have also found that the community is very proactive with addressing social issues, such as homelessness and health disparities. Since it is a college town, most resources are tailored for students and not for the residents. Things like affordable apartments are harder to find unless they are for students, which is one of the things that I would like to be improved. Public schools are not as great as private schools, however, that is changing as innovative programs are introduced. Mental health has been given more awareness recently, which is great for the community. Gainesville has a lot of professionals who not only grow their careers here, but also donate their time and talent to help others. My overall experience in the Gainesville community has been enriching!
- 132,127 Population
#39 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Massachusetts
- Rating 4.16 out of 5 725 reviews
Current Resident: Boston is a city like no other. Its architecture boasts both old and new. With city regulations, it ensures that the city remains vibrant without compromising on his history. As my brother put it, "Boston has more sky than any other city I've seen". The high rise buildings are spaced apart to allow natural light to illuminate the city.
Contrary to popular belief, I have found Bostonians a friendly bunch! They are warm in their demeanour and are proud to show you around their amazing city! The green spaces in the city are always near by- offering a slice of nature at your leisure.
You haven't experienced Boston proper unless you've enjoyed a lobster roll or a sports game! With many amazing teams to choose from, whether it's a Red Sox game, a Celtics match, the Bruins or the Patriots, you can always count on good cheer and atmosphere from the locals supporting local teams!
- 684,379 Population
#40 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Florida
- Rating 4.18 out of 5 1,211 reviews
Current Resident: The South Tampa area is absolutely beautiful! The scenery is amazing, the restaurants are top notch, and the entertainment is never ending. There are constantly events taking place in the Downtown area. With the current COVID-19 guidelines, the city has taken precautions and created a safe environment. There are 2 major, well-known theme parks within an hour of the Tampa Bay Area. The school system is great and provides an outstanding education.
- 387,916 Population
#41 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.77 out of 5 697 reviews
Current Resident: We've been in Irving for 5 years and love it. We're 15 minutes from DFW and Love Field so travel is a snap. It's only about 15 minutes to downtown Dallas. We can take the TRE into Dallas or Fort Worth. There's a plethora of restaurants. Grocery stores are plentiful. We're also very close to two Amazon warehouses so sometimes we'll order something and get it within hours. South Irving has an undeserved bad reputation. We bought an affordable house in a leafy area of older homes and it's been the best decision we've ever made. Our home sits on a quarter acre and we're able to have a huge garden. Our neighbors are diverse, kind and look out for one another. We plan to retire here, we love it so much!
- 239,783 Population
#42 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Georgia
- Rating 4.27 out of 5 1,086 reviews
Former Resident: I have lived in Atlanta for my entire life. It's growing rapidly due to the film industry which means lots of new businesses and jobs are being created. There is always something new to do in the city. There are sports, shopping centers, movie theaters, amazing restaurant, historical sites, music, and gaming places for kids. Atlanta definitely has something for everyone to enjoy and is an amazing place to bring families and friends. Atlanta's public and private schools are all amazing and provide great nurturing environments for kids of all ages. Atlanta is the place to be!
- 488,800 Population
#43 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Florida
- Rating 4.27 out of 5 518 reviews
Current Resident: Living in St.Petersburg is quite a paradise. Its aesthetics, cleanliness and entire environment is a really a beauty to bask in. With beautiful beaches, parks and various nature spots, St.Petersburg is the perfect place to experience a tropical, island-like living in the state of Florida! This city also boasts a capturing downtown area with mouth-watering restaurants and cafes as well as museums including that exhibiting the works of the great Salvador Dali. After being in St.Pete for two years, I find that many individuals are not aware of this beautiful getaway city which is just about 15 minutes away from the prominent city of Tampa. With that being said, what I’d like, is for St.Petersburg to be more properly advertised and see more visitors each year!
- 261,338 Population
#44 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Minnesota
- Rating 4.24 out of 5 369 reviews
Current Resident: I was born and raised in St. "Small." I moved to California for 2 years and rushed back as soon as I could. The people are great, the seasons are all amazing and the food is the best in the mid-west by far (including Chicago)! We have the most talented chefs in the country. There are tons of things to do year-round. A perfect mix of urban and rural. Night-life is on-point as well. A great place to raise a family. The people are progressive and "MN Nice" is a real thing. Major market for all professional sports teams. Overall, an amazing place to live!
- 304,547 Population
#45 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.54 out of 5 248 reviews
Former Resident: Pasadena is a beautiful town with great people. There are a lot of great historical buildings to admire especially near Old Pasadena. They do a great job of preserving their culture and history! The downside to that is that some apartment buildings around town are starting to show their age quite a bit. If you can get past that though, there's so much going for Pasadena. The restaurants are all AMAZING. So diverse and so high quality. There's lots of specialized grocery stores for whatever kind of cuisine you cook. The people here are some of the friendliest I've ever met. It really has all the amenities of a big city but with small town vibes. People will smile and say hi to you on the street. People remember you around town and genuinely care about how you're doing. If the cute historic charm of Pasadena doesn't win your heart, the people there definitely will.
- 141,258 Population
#46 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Arizona
- Rating 3.92 out of 5 871 reviews
Current Resident: Tempe is a beautiful, diverse city. The city boasts excellent parks, fun trails, and the amazing Tempe Town Lake. The parks, for the most part, are very safe. In North Tempe, you will find urban campers using the park ramadas or benches. Kiwanis Park seems endless when you are walking the trails next to huge ponds. Tempe Town Lake is right on the north side of campus and has paddleboard, kayak, boat, the new swans, and paddleboat rentals for the water. They also have multi-seater bikes for rent too. Arizona State University adds so much character and fun to the city. The students make anyone feel young, especially those living close to the university! Tempe has awesome, locally owned restaurants. You can find anything to eat from ethnic food, bakeries, great breakfast spots, and fun nightlife that are all locally owned. I've lived here for 20 years, and I would not live anywhere else!
- 187,454 Population
#47 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in South Carolina
- Rating 3.9 out of 5 646 reviews
Current Resident: Living in Charleston is a dream come true! From beautiful beaches, delicious food, and great shopping...Charleston has it all! My favorite part of living in such a beautiful travel destination is that no matter how much tourism the area attracts, the essence of Charleston always remains. There is a local ‘touch’ everywhere you go.
- 135,257 Population
#48 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Colorado
- Rating 4.11 out of 5 894 reviews
Current Resident: Fort Collins is a smaller city with a lot to offer! We have year round outdoor activities with year round sunshine. We have amazing community supported activities that happen all throughout the year including everything from races, to music, to culinary experiences, to college sports and more! We are a friendly community that appreciates the culture and diversity Colorado State University brings. We have tons of small businesses that our community avidly supports and large corporations that give back to enhance the place we call home. We love bikes, dogs and beer and we incorporate these three things into almost everything we do. Our school district is strong and you can't make a bad choice for your kids whether they attend their neighborhood school or one of our several charter and private schools. It's a great place to raise a family and a place those kids want to stay and raise their own families in. Oh, and we have mountains and a huge reservoir in our backyard!
- 165,609 Population
#49 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in South Carolina
- Rating 3.84 out of 5 590 reviews
Current Resident: Columbia is still up and coming - with established neighborhoods and a decent nightlife - there is still room to grow. There are family friendly activities and spaces everywhere - from community theater, Riverbanks zoo, and the State Museum. The nightlife can be overrun by USC students but it does not take away from a night out. Main street is in the process of being revitalized and it is only adding to the value of living here. You can't beat being two hours from "anywhere" - mountains, beach, or city life - in Columbia, you can have it all!
- 133,273 Population
Salt Lake City
#50 Best Cities to Live in America
- City in Utah
- Rating 4.19 out of 5 625 reviews
Current Resident: If you like the outdoors, this is the place to be! Skiing and snow sports are 30 minutes away from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown. Summer is a blast with hiking, mountain biking, camping, water sports. There are a ton of lakes within 30 minutes of downtown with camping, fishing and boating options. Southern Utah is red-rock country, and only 3-5 hours away from downtown, depending on which direction you go. The city itself is very conservative, but that just makes the more liberal folks try harder to push back. The art and music scenes are awesome, and believe it or not, we have great beer, wine and spirits made right in our city. There are a ton of bars and clubs, theaters and a large amusement park 25 minutes from downtown.
- 197,756 Population