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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
10 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
12 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
15 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Minnesota
Niche User: Eden Prairie is a magnificent place to live. The schools are spectacular! They provide students with additional help in subject they are struggling in and have numerous activities for students to participate in. The parks are amazing in Eden Prairie. They are well maintained and updated regualry. If I had the choice, I woudl one hundred percent choose to grow up in Eden Prairie. People are humble, caring, and overall very friendly.
- 63,206 Population
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Current Resident: We've lived in Long Grove for 10+ years and love it. The large lots, forest and great conservation areas make it feel so private and pastoral, yet it's close to everything with good train service into the city on two different lines. And the best high school in the state (Adlai Stevenson) in my opinion! Downtown LG (meaning the village proper) took a hit in the recession but it is coming back with several new restaurants and businesses now open. Still very atmospheric and New-Englandy.
- 8,065 Population
20 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: I have been living in Creve Cour for 3 years. The best part about the area is the diversity. So many different races and cultures, and well as unique restaurants. Parkway school district is also outstanding especially for public schooling!
- 18,072 Population
23 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Austin, TX
Current Resident: Rollingwood is a neat little suburb right outside of downtown Austin near Zilker park. All of our neighbors are very friendly, but the community vibe could be stronger with more sidewalks. However, as our city, complete with a mayor, is 400 houses, the police are very reliable. Overall, the location could not be better as I am able to walk to Zilker Park and the running trail on my days off, or for ACL Music Festival, an increasing popular music festival in October.
- 1,642 Population
East Grand Rapids
24 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Grand Rapids, MI
Current Resident: AMAZING LITTLE TOWN!! I have lived here all my life and I couldn't think of anywhere else to live in Michigan. Everyone knows everyone else your super close with your neighbors and block. The East stereotypes aren't really that amazing though. People in other towns call us the stuck-up rich kids because the houses are big and expensive. You're super close to downtown EGR almost wherever you live. There are a few stores including Starbucks, Kilwins, A grocery store, Restaurants, and an Athleta. There are lots more but those are the most popular. We also have a local hot dog and fries shop called Crazy Charlie's which has amazing food and I highly recommend. (Can be busy because kids walk there after school). All the schools (middle and High) are less than a 5-minute walk to all these places. There is little to no crime. Overall I highly recommened raising your family in East.
- 11,297 Population
25 Best Places to Live in America
- City in Virginia
Current Resident: Arlington is a mixing bowl of job opportunities, people, and fun! There is incredible cuisine from many countries, authentic and delicious! Downtown has many options such as Ballston, Clarendon, Court House, Rosslyn, and more for exquisite restaurants, shopping, and night life. There are lots of trees despite the urban atmosphere. The school system is top in the state. The communities are diverse and offer a short commute into Washington, D.C.!
- 226,092 Population