1 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
Current Resident: Carmel is an excellent town for those looking to raise a family or anyone looking to enjoy apartment life with friends (affording it on your own is difficult). There are so many healthy food options for the health-conscious and almost everything is within walking distance, saving you tons of money on gas! There is a lot of culture to be found as well, along with local boutiques and amazing cafes!
- 86,940 Population
2 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
Current Resident: I moved here and love it here. There is a huge park where my dog and I can Jog which has a pond and an outdoor amphitheater ,easy access to 202,etc...and so many nice people and dogs. The new townhouses are elevating the values of the older townhomes, and it's overall an amazingly safe, serene enclave. My dog has vast areas to play and see his "buddies" and there's an amazing dog walking company here(dogewalk.com) that gives my boy 2 walks a day at a great price! Great schools,huge park,dog fun...what else is there!
- 4,693 Population
4 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: I have lived in other areas of Saint Louis and can say this is my favorite so far. I love the area. People are always around walking their dogs or exercising. I feel very safe here. Also, it is convenient to the Galleria Mall, grocery stores, and other shopping. You can easily hop on the highway to go anywhere else you need. I have been very impressed with living in this area.
- 8,486 Population
5 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Michigan
Current Resident: I love everything about Okemos! I grew up here and hope to raise my family here as well. The public schools are by far the best in Mid-Michigan. I felt extremely prepared to go into college and was well above many other students. The math classes I took in college were even easier than the ones I took at Okemos. In addition, it is very safe and clean. There are some good restaurants, my favorite being Dusty's, but this is an area I think they can improve in.
- 22,493 Population
6 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Former Resident: Buffalo Grove was the town I grew up in ever since I was born all the way until I graduated high school. All of my memories are here. The schooling is amazing, the people here are extremely friendly, the parks are great, and it's extremely safe. This is a perfect place to raise a family and have a great life. The only problem is there isn't a downtown area, and you might get bored since there aren't that many places to go out. Other than that, Buffalo Grove is great!
- 41,554 Population
7 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: Although certain aspects of Clayton stand for a reevaluation (the cost of living, diversity), it was an incredible neighborhood to grow up in. As a child, I was completely safe and had access to some of the best public schools in the nation. And today, as a young adult, I find the night life to be exciting and open to anyone.
- 16,034 Population
8 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: I love the people around my neighborhood! It is perfect for my active lifestyle because of all of the sidewalks around. It is very safe for walking or running with my dog outside. The neighborhoods are clean with no visible trash. I love it!
- 8,030 Population
9 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Detroit, MI
Nearby Resident: It's a beautifully groomed area with some of the nicest real estate and schools in Michigan. There is no shortage of good food, shopping, and entertainment including two cinemas. Visitors can stay at the Townsend Hotel, the best hotel in the state outside of those in Detroit. It's located in a convenient, central location. If you have enough money, and you will need a lot of it, you will never be bored. It's not without flaws, however. The parking meters are a downer and parking in general can be a pain. Sometimes the parking garages will accept people inside while reaching full occupancy. You're best off if you know someone in the area and can park at their house, have someone drop you off, or use alternate transportation to get there. Along with this, everything closes rather early. That seems to be a thing in Michigan, though, honestly. The property prices and taxes are significantly high, whether you're looking at private or commercial real estate.
- 20,653 Population
10 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
Current Resident: My wife and I have lived in Dublin since 1977. I am a former president of the Dublin, Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Dublin Youth Athletics. I have been active with many local "not for profits" of which the Dublin Foundation is one of my favorites. Our one son went through the Dublin public schools and lives less than 1/2 away from us with his family. Within Dublin we live in Muirfield Village and its 2,400 homes, 2 golf courses and life style are quite special. Come visit Dublin for the Irish Festival in August and check out the fun in a great community!
- 43,874 Population
11 Best Places to Live in America
- City in Michigan
Current Resident: Ann Arbor is an amazing town to live in. My overall experience has been a very good one. Having grown up here in Ann Arbor, and now being a college graduate from Michigan State University, I was able to experience all the great events and activities thrown by the city. The art fair in July is one of my favorites, even though its always brutally hot, its amazing to see the amount of artists as well as beautiful and very interesting pieces of art. I feel that it represents the city as a whole; Ann Arbor is a very whimsical supportive place to live in and i've loved every moment of it!
I gave it 4 stars, not 5, only because like most great cities...theyre great yea but they are also not perfect. There is crime in Ann Arbor and sometimes not all agree and fights and protests occur, especially due to the University of Michigan Students who are sharing the city.
Overall great music, food, bars, drinks, and town
- 118,087 Population
13 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
Current Resident: My experience living in Bexley Ohio is a delightful one because of the connection with my neighbors is a trustworthy one. And, the communication with my child's teachers and school officials is spectacular. I like the small town feel, yet, the closeness to the big city. The Bexley community exhibits a great deal of family friendly events and has the best Fourth of July celebration I have ever experienced.
- 13,534 Population
14 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Tampa, FL
Current Resident: Harbour Island is centrally located in downtown Tampa. I love living on the water, and easy walking distances to the downtown area. Then this is a good location for me. I attend Eckerd College campus in Tampa and St. Petersburg location. My apartment complex is conveniently located to both campuses.
- 4,012 Population
15 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
Current Resident: I loved growing up in Whitefish Bay! I went to Holy Family (a Catholic school in WFB) for grades K-8, and then attended Whitefish Bay High School. I had amazing experiences at both. The sense of community here is fantastic, and I also love the many beaches and parks that this suburb offers. WFB has beautiful homes and is overall a great place for families to live!
- 14,088 Population
16 Best Places to Live in America
- City in Illinois
Current Resident: Naperville is a nice place to live. My favorite part of Naperville would definitely be the downtown area, where there is plenty to eat! Food choices range from a small cup to ice cream to a five star meal (including everything else in between). Another thing I like about Naperville is that there are many public events held in here that bring a lot of the residents together for a good time!
- 145,789 Population
17 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Indianapolis, IN
Current Resident: If you are looking for a safe and prosperous area to live, Fishers is the place for you! Education is perhaps one of the most critical factors that is taken into consideration when deciding on where to raise a family. Fishers has to great public schools go above and beyond the academic requirements set by the state. Not only does Fishers offer education, however they present a safe and fun environment for all families and all ages. For Indiana, this is the place to be!
- 85,887 Population
18 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Pennsylvania
Current Resident: Very clean, quaint, charming neighborhood of State College, PA. Voted #3 in best places to live in the United States. Great public schools, very close to Penn State University. Cata bus allows for easy commute to downtown State College.
- 1,991 Population
19 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
Current Resident: Morrisville is a small town but it is starting to become busier. From my home, I am less than half a mile from a Wal-Mart, McDonalds, and other restaurants/shopping places! There is also a plaza nearby as well. This is a wonderful place to hangout. And there is no need to worry about danger, there is a fire department and police station nearby! One thing that I do find annoying is that we often hear police sirens go by, but at least they are close!
- 22,600 Population
Mount Lebanon Township
20 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Current Resident: Mount Lebanon is a wonderful place to live, especially if you have a family and kids. The school district is ranked the best in the entire county, and the area is very kid and people friendly, and all of the people are very nice. There's an uptown where all the shops are located, from restaurants to cafes to tailors and to real estates. They have everything you can possibly need in a community. It is a very active community, so you can always find something to get involve in!
- 32,865 Population
22 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of San Francisco, CA
Current Resident: While Albany seems on paper like a tiny town, it never feels like it. While it is a common catchphrase that says it is only '1 square mile', Albany is situated between Berkeley and El Cerrito, two much larger cities so it has plenty of access to a wider range of entertainment and opportunities. BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, our public transport, is an amazing system. On it, one can reach any place in the Bay Area fairly quickly, including San Francisco.
Albany is incredibly environmentally sustainable, and has had a huge community push for walk-ability. Even though we are small, we have so many interesting places on our biggest streets, San Pablo and Solano.
We have all the benefits of small town suburbs, with wide streets and beautiful houses, and all the benefits of large cities, such as an amazing school system and loads of access and opportunities.
- 19,420 Population
23 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
Former Resident: Los Alamos was a great town to grow up in and would be a good place to work and raise a family. However, there are not a lot of 20-somethings in the town or a lot for people that age to do. The access to the mountains is probably the greatest thing Los Alamos has to offer! That and the Bathtub Row Brewery.
- 11,733 Population