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  1. #1 Best Places to Live in America.

    Chesterbrook

    Suburb of Philadelphia, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Chesterbrook. It is such an awesome community! The schools are great and the people here are lovely and nice. There are so many opportunities here such as jobs. The communities are very....

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 5,080,

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  2. #2 Best Places to Live in America.

    City Center

    Neighborhood in Santa Monica, CA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I love living in this area, a lot of things to do and very accessible to many things..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,577,

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  3. #3 Best Places to Live in America.

    Penn Wynne

    Suburb of Philadelphia, PA,

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

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 5,769,

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  4. #4 Best Places to Live in America.

    Houserville

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says 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....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,765,

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  5. #5 Best Places to Live in America.

    Cottonwood Creek South

    Neighborhood in Richardson, TX,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 564,

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  6. #6 Best Places to Live in America.

    Ardmore

    Suburb of Philadelphia, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Ardmore has been a wonderful place to be raised. There is so much to do in and around Ardmore. The neighborhoods are quiet, which is quite nice. The neighbors and friends you meet while living in....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 13,567,

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  7. #7 Best Places to Live in America.

    Los Alamos

    Town in New Mexico,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Los Alamos is a great town for outdoor enthusiasts. Miles and miles of trails, great camping sites all over, rock climbing, skiing, rafting...The longest commute to work is 15 minutes. The town is...The downside of Los Alamos, is that many local residents have a mentality of living here temporary, and do not invest much in local businesses, they shop "off the hill". For the town with a median...The housing also looks a little depressing. The majority of the houses were built in the early era of Los Alamos, and only a few are remodeled. These old houses create a certain look, which may take....

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 12,978,

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  8. #8 Best Places to Live in America.

    Hyde Park - Spanishtown Creek

    Neighborhood in Tampa, FL,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says This neighborhood is on the edge of Downtown Tampa. It has a mix of Single Family Homes, Apartments, Townhomes, and Multi-Families. It's called Spanish Town Creek /Hyde Park after both the original...Spanishtown Creek, an area near where occupied by Spanish speaking fishermen during the era of Spanish control of La Florida before Fort Brooke was established.Spanishtown is believed to have been established in the mid to late-18th century. Levi Collar, the first known Anglo settler arrived in the area ca. 1820. Florida was transferred from Spain to the....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,324,

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  9. #9 Best Places to Live in America.

    Carmel

    Town in Indiana,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I’ve lived many places as an adult and my wife and I chose Carmel as the place to raise our family. Our initial exposure was visiting friends that had recently relocated here from California. I’ve...Admittedly, we’ve recently noticed the school board adopting more liberal policies and it appears to be proactively recruiting left leaning board members. We left our prior community in suburban...I would highly recommend this a place to raise a family. It’s truly a hidden gem!.

    Read 282 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 99,130,

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  10. #10 Best Places to Live in America.

    Great Neck Plaza

    Suburb of New York City, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Walker’s paradise! So easy to find good places to eat: lots of sushi, Chinese food, diners, etc. Great produce at local market. Needs a new Supermarket but hopefully Stop and Shop will open up....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,980,

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  11. #11 Best Places to Live in America.

    Harbour Island

    Neighborhood in Tampa, FL,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It’s been a great place to raise a family. Neighborhoods are upbeat, safe and friendly...easy to walk to the aquarium, sparkman’s wharf, downtown, etc. the island throws a Halloween and holiday....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,568,

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  12. #12 Best Places to Live in America.

    Okemos

    Suburb of Lansing, MI,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I’ve lived in Okemos since I was a 2 year old and I just love it here! To me it’s the safest, people here are so loving, friendly, welcoming, compassionate, and helpful. There are many different....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 24,295,

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  13. #13 Best Places to Live in America.

    Richmond Heights

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived here for 12 years. People are active and walking, riding, spending time outside. Prior to the pandemic we would have block parties and area food trucks would be in the neighborhood....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,581,

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  14. #14 Best Places to Live in America.

    Radnor/Fort Myer Heights

    Neighborhood in Arlington, VA,

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

    Featured Review: Former Resident says After living in midtown Manhattan for ten years, we lived in the Belvedere Condominium for five years on Oak Street. If you are making $175K + this is a decent place to live, but not a lot to do at....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,927,

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  15. #15 Best Places to Live in America.

    Ocean Park

    Neighborhood in Santa Monica, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Ocean Park most of my life. Over my 70 years here I have seen Ocean Park evolve from an inexpensive, iffy sleepy neighborhood of artists, beatnicks, peacenicks, elderly expats from....

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 12,072,

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  16. #16 Best Places to Live in America.

    Holly Hills

    Suburb of Denver, CO,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says HH since 2015 where Hutchinson Homes were very well built in 60s. Big yards, mostly good neighbors, multi-use trails wind through the 'hood and just south of the Cherry Creek Trail. Most homes....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,815,

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  17. #17 Best Places to Live in America.

    Brookline

    Suburb of Boston, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Brookline's public transportation is excellent, and restaurants and businesses are everywhere in the historic districts, making shopping and dining an overall experience. LIVING in Brookline is a little bit more difficult though, as all parking is reserved for shoppers and visitors, so if you plan on being a resident here, plan on renting a separate home for your...You're a stones-throw from most activities though, and it may be more advantageous for those who can to avoid having a car all together. The only other downside to living in Brookline is the cost of...Living here has been a great experience so far, just a little strapping on the wallet..

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 59,223,

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  18. #18 Best Places to Live in America.

    Great Neck Gardens

    Suburb of New York City, NY,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,213,

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  19. #19 Best Places to Live in America.

    University South

    Neighborhood in Palo Alto, CA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Palo Alto is a healthy and beautiful city to reside in. The heart of Stanford University, there are ample resources to be creative and change the world by way of entrepreneurship, technology,....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,040,

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  20. #20 Best Places to Live in America.

    Park Lake/Highland

    Neighborhood in Orlando, FL,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Park Lake/Highland is a hidden gem and it is quickly becoming a colorful neighborhood. Commuting is a breeze with multiple outlets to I-4, Downtown Orlando and Winter Park. But the best part of the....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,010,

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  21. #21 Best Places to Live in America.

    Mid-City

    Neighborhood in Santa Monica, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says Santa Monica is an amazing city. Theres a lot of fun things to do there. You can go to the beach, visit the pier, drive up and down pch. The food is amazing and the weather is outstanding..

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 16,938,

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  22. #22 Best Places to Live in America.

    Clarendon Hills

    Suburb of Chicago, IL,

    29 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We have lived here since 2015 (moved from La Grange) and are very happy here. We moved for the schools and a larger home and lot size. Clarendon Hills is an extremely well run town. You get quick....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,834,

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  23. #23 Best Places to Live in America.

    Sammamish Valley

    Neighborhood in Redmond, WA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,585,

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  24. #24 Best Places to Live in America.

    Bluemont

    Neighborhood in Arlington, VA,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says I lived in Bluemont between 1985 and 2007. I walked to Ballston Metro station and rode in to DC for work. I liked being nearby to parks, a swim club and local stores. When we moved in, we had....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,641,

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  25. #25 Best Places to Live in America.

    Princeton Junction

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Moved here from Manhattan and been living here for 21 years, and love it. Great for raising a family, social and cultural diversity, convenience, safe, great schools, lots of outdoor spaces in and....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,989,

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