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2022 Best Cities to Live in America

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  1. #76 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Cincinnati

    City in Ohio,

    739 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living in Cincinnati! I have lived in the northeastern suburbs of Cincinnati my entire life, and have lots of experience with all that the city has to offer. We're big enough of a city to have....

    Read 739 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 302,687,

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  2. #77 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Oklahoma City

    City in Oklahoma,

    1305 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It’s incredible how much this city has grown since it’s establishment! All the features of any other big city, but is underestimated for some reason. Also not all of the incredible parts of the city....

    Read 1305 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 649,821,

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  3. #78 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Tulsa

    City in Oklahoma,

    1063 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived in Tulsa nearly my whole life and I love it here! There are terrific food, art, and social scenes that continuously expand. I truly believe that for a relatively small US city, Tulsa....

    Read 1063 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 402,441,

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  4. #79 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Costa Mesa

    City in California,

    164 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Costa Mesa! I moved here in March and my husband and I have loved it so much. It's close to the ocean without being as cold as living right at the beach. We are close to plenty of shopping,...In terms of something that the city needs, it needs more reliable and easily accessible public transportation..

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 112,958,

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  5. #80 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Dallas

    City in Texas,

    1262 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living in Dallas. It has a perfect combo of city, suburban, and country life. There are always fun things to do like go to concerts, visit shops, and bars. Dallas is very diverse with....

    Read 1262 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 1,338,846,

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  6. #81 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Jersey City

    City in New Jersey,

    294 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says This city is exceptionally known for its diversity. There's a variety of different restaurants, places, cultures, and people. It is essentially NYC. Speaking of which, it's very close to NYC. It's a....

    Read 294 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 262,652,

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  7. #82 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Roseville

    City in California,

    230 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says I loved living in W. Roseville. The schools are top notch, the police dep’t is excellent, and people have a great sense of community. What I hated was the amount of Bay Area xplants coming here and....

    Read 230 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 138,860,

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  8. #83 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Nashville

    City in Tennessee,

    1509 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've been a resident of Nashville for almost three years now (born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA). Nashville is no doubt an "it city", with at one time close to 100 people moving here a day! It's...Aside from the music and arts scene, this is also a city that prides itself on its many outdoors attractions. Biking/walking trails throughout the city along with wonderful parks of all sizes are....

    Read 1509 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 667,070,

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  9. #84 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Wichita

    City in Kansas,

    927 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Wichita, Kansas is a very diverse city! Wichitans take great pride in their homes, food, and schools. Wichitans support their local colleges! Every Wichitan knowns is proud to represent the Wichita....

    Read 927 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 390,566,

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  10. #85 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Fort Wayne

    City in Indiana,

    852 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've been in Fort Wayne for about a decade now, I am originally from California. My husband and I started our family business here and raised 3 children because it was a very affordable place to live....

    Read 852 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 268,378,

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  11. #86 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Chicago

    City in Illinois,

    2581 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Chicago is an incredible city that I've been lucky to call home for over 5 years. Incredibly diverse with rich culture in every neighborhood, the windy city has something to offer everyone. As a....

    Read 2581 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 2,699,347,

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  12. #87 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Mesa

    City in Arizona,

    1570 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Mesa, Arizona is an amazing city. It is the third largest city in the state. and is filled with museums, art work, hiking opportunities, and delicious food and drink. You may be in the middle of the...Mesa has many attractions and provides many place's to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and places to visit for culture. I have been impressed by the new light rail that has provided easier travel for commuters as well as boosting the local business profits. It is considered to be a positive addition to the city of...Welcomed By Sculpture On The Streets, You might just see Humpty Dumpty or a mama bear waiting on a Mesa street corner. But don’t worry that you’re starting to hallucinate from the sweltering Arizona...Mesa has been amazing by pulling together thru this pandemic..

    Read 1570 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 508,918,

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  13. #88 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Knoxville

    City in Tennessee,

    645 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I would not want to live anywhere else! Knoxville, Tennessee is the perfect size, in my opinion, because it is big enough to where you are always meeting new people and trying new things, but small....

    Read 645 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 187,487,

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  14. #89 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Arlington

    City in Texas,

    1070 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Well I've lived here majority of my life and there has not been much of a problem since I do not go outside as much. However, the greenery is on the lesser side and there are trash beyond highways....

    Read 1070 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 397,269,

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  15. #90 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Colorado Springs

    City in Colorado,

    2338 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Colorado Springs is nestled underneath Pikes Peak, and has all the amenities of a bigger city coupled with a small town, friendly atmosphere. The downtown area is clean and well-groomed, and there....

    Read 2338 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 471,686,

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  16. #91 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Stamford

    City in Connecticut,

    198 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says What I like about Stamford is simply the kind of lifestyle there is and how big it is. One place to compare it to is NY CITY because of the amount of things to do there. You can "Go Cart", Ice....

    Read 198 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 130,057,

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  17. #92 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Wilmington

    City in North Carolina,

    473 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says I love Wilmington…it is the perfect coastal town with so much to do! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and it is so easy to make friends. The Intracoastal Waterways are beyond beautiful and....

    Read 473 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 122,162,

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  18. #93 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Clearwater

    City in Florida,

    354 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Clearwater is a beautiful area that is not only for vacationing, but for living! You may need to look a little further away from the beach for affordable housing but it's there. Lots of variety in....

    Read 354 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 115,975,

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  19. #94 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Tyler

    City in Texas,

    378 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have been living in Tyler, Texas for 5 years now. It took me a while to love this city because I grew up in a huge community and city in Southern California. I moved to Tyler to pursue college and....

    Read 378 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 105,859,

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  20. #95 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Buffalo

    City in New York,

    465 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Buffalo because it truly is the City of Good Neighbors. Rarely do I ever see or experience poor interactions with others around me. This city is rebuilding and becoming a beacon of where to....

    Read 465 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 255,805,

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  21. #96 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Columbus

    City in Ohio,

    1360 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Overall Columbus, Ohio is a great place to live. There is a good mixture of city and nature here. I enjoy being outdoors and hiking and there are plenty of places to do that here. Columbus also has a....

    Read 1360 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 889,079,

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  22. #97 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Indianapolis

    City in Indiana,

    2578 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I attended Butler University back in the early 80's, remained for about 10 years, and returned again 3 years ago. There are many positives about this city. Housing is affordable. Prior to moving....

    Read 2578 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 869,387,

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  23. #98 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Wichita Falls

    City in Texas,

    315 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Wichita Falls has friendly people, a small but great downtown with lots of local shops and restaurants. There are city parks everywhere and beautification efforts throughout town. There is a walking...Overall Wichita Falls is an amazing place to raise a family!.

    Read 315 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 104,657,

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  24. #99 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Springfield

    City in Illinois,

    246 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have grown up and have lived in Springfield Illinois my entire life. I have visited other cities for various reasons but am very glad that I can call Springfield my home. I have always felt safe in....

    Read 246 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 115,075,

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  25. #100 Best Cities to Live in America.

    El Paso

    City in Texas,

    1996 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I was born and raised in the sun city El Paso. I love this city so much because of the diversity. Being right next to the border and having Fort Bliss, El Paso has become a very diverse culture that...The only thing I wish to change about El Paso are the highways. They were built when this city had a smaller population and now with the city being much bigger, they can't hold all of the traffic....Other than that, I am proud to be a resident of the city of the 915 and plan to live here when I am older as well!.

    Read 1996 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 679,879,

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