#26 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Dallas, TX
Current Resident: The neighborhood is nice and there are a lot of children in the neighborhood. My only concern is the speeding that occurs in Genstar Ln. because there are cars that go 40+ mph.
- 4,312 Population
#29 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Palo Alto, CA
Niche User: 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, research and being in the presence of like minded individuals. I have never seen skies this blue or grass so green. Palo Alto offers safe clean neighborhoods with a very diverse population. I would definitely live here again if the cost of living were more affordable.
- 8,691 Population
#31 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
Visitor: This location is great for those who work downtown and don't want a long commute. It is close to everything; restaurants, stores, downtown on Seattle waterfront. Not exactly a family neighborhood, more for career oriented singles or couples. Some street noises but nothing too bad.
- 4,583 Population
#32 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Bellevue, WA
Niche User: I would absolutely live here forever if I were not going to college out of state. I love the easy access to breathtaking natural landscapes, parks, hikes, views, and creeks that could not be had anywhere else. I practically live in the woods, up the street from a school. Shopping centers are plentiful. Schools are amazing: award winning and nationally recognized. Population demographics are diverse and the city is a melting pot of ideas, cultures, and tolerances. The climate is generally a reliable 50 degrees F, cool enough for a jacket, warm enough to go on a walk while you wear the jacket. The only downsides are that the "seattle freeze" is a real thing and that there are so many homeless and uncared-for people. It is heartbreaking. There are numerous programs that provide relief, but still so many end up on the streets. Otherwise, this area is the best.
- 21,558 Population
#33 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Nearby Resident: Beautiful suburb of St. Louis! Has a business district with shopping and restaurants, as well as very nice residential areas. Good place to live for students, young professionals, or families.
- 16,214 Population
#34 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
Current Resident: I love living in Penn Wynne, Pennsylvania. I have lived here for the past 15 years and spent elementary, middle, and am currently finishing up high school living in this neighborhood. Many of my friends live here, and I have met many kind people from all over Penn Wynne. Penn Wynne has a small town feeling with all of the benefits of living minutes away from Philadelphia. I love the parks and open spaces that Penn Wynne has to offer. I am not sure where I will live when I am older, but Penn Wynne will always have a special place in my heart.
- 5,720 Population
#36 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
Former Resident: Los Alamos is in a remote but idyllic ponderosa pine setting atop 5 mesas (7,500 ft elevation) overlooking the Rio Grande valley. It is a town of cultural diversity being the home to scientists from all over the world, yet encircled by Native American land. It is a wonderful place for raising a family...safe environment...good school system...lots of free activities designed for young families. There are many trails to hike, parks to explore, playgrounds to enjoy, museums and nature center activities to enlighten. There is a golf course, an aquacenter and ski slopes at hand. If you like to perform musically or theatrically there are various organizations which provide plenty of opportunities. There is an arts center with a shop to display ones creations. There is a large public library that is well supported by its highly educated community members. We lived in Los Alamos for 12 years...it was a privilege to have been able to do so.
- 12,035 Population
#37 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Santa Monica, CA
Current Resident: Ocean park is a safe neighborhood that caters to anyone and everyone, including families and students. It's just a short distance to the beautiful Santa Monica beach and is home to great restaurants and boutiques!
- 13,324 Population
#39 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Bellevue, WA
Current Resident: It is a taste of country in the middle of an urban area! With a one square mile equestrian park and many one acre lots, it has beautiful trees, horses walking down the streets and incredibly easy access to downtown Bellevue, Kirkland, Microsoft and Google. Schools are fabulous and it is healthy living at its finest!
- 12,755 Population
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#42 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Richardson, TX
Niche User: The general atmosphere of this area is friendly, safe, and busy. The community is close, the policemen and firemen are always available and easily accessible, there tons of small businesses coming and going. If I could choose to live here again I would. However, my only complaint is that the area's ethnic and political diversity is very small. A good portion of the are is white and conservative. I believe that an are should consist of an equal mix of conservatives and liberals. With the area being in Texas, the area's current ethnic and political statistics are not of any surprise. With that said, compared to everywhere else in the country, I personally feel that this area is definitely one of the best places for people who want to be involved in a tight knit community and want to live in a small town with a touch of the big city.
- 4,114 Population
#43 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Bellevue, WA
Niche User: I moved to Washington about 2 years ago and the general atmosphere is so friendly and liberal. Bellevue is very close to Seattle, while still maintaining a quaint and organized urban environment that continues to flourish. It has a great selection of foods from different cultures and the facilities are wonderful. The public transportation system is also very reliable and well-structured. The quality of life here is overall excellent, but it comes with a high price, especially for higher end luxuries. It is hard to find reasonably cheap housing here but the job opportunities and employment rate allow slightly make up for the cost of living. I would definitely consider living here again, if not staying here for a long while.
- 15,449 Population
#44 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
Current Resident: I’ve lived here for 20 years. Grew up here and have watched Grandview evolve from a sleepy suberb to a booming millennial mecca in Columbus. It really is the perfect location with its close proximity to downtown and the university. It’s extremely safe and has great schools. The downside to its growing popularity is 1. It’s now extremely expensive and 2. all the new construction is causing the town to lose some of its charm.
- 7,377 Population
#46 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Orlando, FL
Current Resident: Charming historic homes, brick roads, the oldest oak tree in ALL of Orlando (was a sapling in 1500!)two gorgeous lakes, walkability to one of a kind locally owned restaurants, bars and shops. Walkability to museums, art festivals, parades downtown, science museums, Orlando hospital and Lake Eola half a mile away.
"Juice bikes" for rent on Thornton. The Urban Trail starts here. Lake Highland Prep school (#1 private school in the nation) in the center of the neighborhood. Some of the oldest homes in Orlando.
- 2,102 Population
#47 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb in Kansas
Current Resident: Prairie Village is a wonderful place to live! All of my friends live near and the traffic is light and controlled. Shawnee Mission East and Kansas City Christian are each wonderful high schools located in the area, along with several SMSD elementary and private elementary schools. All schools exceed in academic and extracurricular excellence. As a student, and senior, of SME I feel very prepared for college and believe East gives me the greatest education to prepare me for state university higher education along with elite, even ivy league, schools.
- 21,932 Population
#48 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb in Virginia
Current Resident: Loudoun County is rapidly growing and is easily the nation's highest income county. I've lived here for 13 years now and it's changed so much during that time and only continues to grow. It's clean, quiet, and safe--the perfect place to raise a family. Schools are being built left and right to account for the growing population, and although I moved here during my teenage years, I can easily see myself starting a family here and staying here. I see no reason to relocate and I'm extremely happy here.
- 11,803 Population
#49 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Arlington, VA
Niche User: The most economically diverse area that I (in my significant privilege) encounter is the plaza right outside the Ballston metro. Lots of homeless folks sleep there, but I've never seen them cause trouble. Random men have catcalled me, especially by the bus bays, and I was followed home from the metro once by a guy on a bike. Otherwise, some panhandling is the worst of it.
- 17,672 Population
#50 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Cleveland, OH
Current Resident: Great place to raise a family, and the Home Prices are very affordable for the size and convenience. Some of the homes require updating (electric especially), however is well worth the investment!
- 27,749 Population
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