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#4 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- Rating 4.21 out of 5 14 reviews
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.
- 5,932 Population
#6 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Lansing, MI
- Rating 3.76 out of 5 82 reviews
Current Resident: Ideal family community. Strong public schools. The high school has full range of AP classes, kids score 4-5's. Excellent school music and art programs. Very safe. Kids make friendships across social classes. Religiously diverse metro area with Jewish synagogues, an Islamic mosque, a Hindu and Jain temple, churches with services in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, African American churches, etc. Restaurants and grocery stores from many cultures. Many cultural opportunities at MSU. Parks, trails, lakes, farmer's market.
- 24,141 Population
#7 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
- Rating 4.32 out of 5 275 reviews
Current Resident: We moved to Carmel from the northeast, and at the time I was wary of moving to Indiana - a state I knew nothing about other than farms. Boy, was I wrong. Carmel is beautiful- sophisticated, charming, kind, innovative and stocked with families all working to create a beautiful life for their kids and themselves. Infrastructure is top notch and well-planned, the homes and neighborhoods are gorgeous and affordable, the area is filled with good, high-paying jobs, the public school facilities are amazing, and quality of teaching and programs offered - both public and community programs- are outstanding. Like another poster said, come visit- you will be amazed! I’ve met so many transplants, and some who moved just after seeing Carmel during a visit with friends. I can’t imagine another city offering the quality of life we have in Carmel, we are so grateful to live here. This city is the poster child of forward-thinking leadership as well as listening to what it’s residents want.
- 97,464 Population
#9 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.29 out of 5 21 reviews
Current Resident: 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 almost monthly. Many have returned multiple times. Young families are staying and supporting the school district. Older residents without children or children out of school have shown support for bonds and other financial measures. There are new homes being built in a dwindling number of vacant lots or derelict homes.
- 8,500 Population
#14 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
- Rating 3.68 out of 5 19 reviews
Current Resident: 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 very safe, and the schools are good. Schools used to be 10/10, but in the past few years, they went down to 7/10. My oldest child is much older than my youngest, and helping at schools with both of them, I can see the difference :(
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 household income twice the national average, Los Alamos invests very little in itself. Poor entertainment and shopping as a result.
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 some time to get used to.
- 12,666 Population
#16 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Denver, CO
- Rating 4 out of 5 7 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in this neighborhood for 30 years and I love the proximity of it to all areas of Metro Denver. Where I live is close to the light rail, Highline Canal, and several shopping areas, it's like a mini city in and of itself. The only major dislike I have for the area and the state, in general, is that housing has become so expensive, it is difficult to live in the vicinity of Denver without having to work two jobs or have a six-figure income. Many people are getting priced out of their homes and apartments due to the influx of people moving in and a housing shortage. Also, traffic has become a nightmare!
- 2,835 Population
#21 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.71 out of 5 24 reviews
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.
- 16,588 Population
#22 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- Rating 4.25 out of 5 28 reviews
Nearby Resident: So I actually live in Wynnewood which is a stone's throw away from Ardmore. I love love love living in this area. The walkability of the area is awesome and the small shops are great (pre-Covid). The schools in the area are like renowned and Philly is a 2 minute drive down the street where you have access to some of the best hospitals in the Nation. Which is really important to me, being a nurse and all. The children's hospital of Philadelphia is 15 minutes away. I mean it's an urban suburb of Philly so you get the benefit of city living without the crime, loud music, and congestion. Only downside which exists in any suburb worth its salt, is proving making the area pretty exclusive and rent astronomical. 500k+ and rent median about $1600. We lucked out and found a 1 bedroom for $1200 utilities included. People are friendly, there are kids out playing, lots of parks.
- 12,808 Population
#23 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Pennsylvania
- Rating 3.75 out of 5 12 reviews
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.
- 1,972 Population
#24 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Boston, MA
- Rating 4.07 out of 5 129 reviews
Current Resident: Every day I feel grateful to live in such a safe, beautiful, and diverse town like Brookline! The town of Brookline is very close to downtown Boston (15-20 minute train ride at the most). That being said, there are plenty of amenities available in Brookline itself that make traveling downtown necessary only occasionally, including Trader Joe's and many delicious restaurants and bars. Having grown up in a major city, I appreciate how safe I feel in Brookline even late at night. The town attracts people from all over the world, many of whom move here for professional opportunities. I have never had to worry about the streets being plowed in the winter, as the town is extremely on top of it! Honestly, this is as close to a Utopia town as you can get, and the only downside is that the housing stock is pretty old and expensive. Your best bet is to buy an apartment if you can and make it over, or find a rental property that the landlord is willing to renovate.
- 59,180 Population
#26 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Dayton, OH
- Rating 4.61 out of 5 18 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in west Oakwood for 4 years. The homes are beautiful: nestled in well-manicured, roomy plots set on rolling hills populated with mature trees. I have no children so cannot comment on the schools although their reputation is sterling.
Dorothy Lane Market is legendary and one of the best luxury grocers in the country. Most residents can walk to it in 10 minutes. People are friendly and the city government is responsive and refreshingly competent. The property taxes are eye-wateringly high but you do actually get this back in steadily climbing property values, quality city services and idyllic neighborhoods.
It's a standout community.
- 8,982 Population
#29 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Toledo, OH
- Rating 3.8 out of 5 10 reviews
Current Resident: A great community that provides outstanding safety and service for its residents, excellent walking and cycling routes along it's streets, and the top school system in Ohio year after year. Shopping and dining is abundant in the area along with cultural and sporting venues events. You really feel like you are part of a community!
- 4,450 Population
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#32 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of New York City, NY
- Rating 3.67 out of 5 3 reviews
Current Resident: If you're looking for a safe, clean, convenient community (the easiest possible commute into Manhattan via the LIRR), short ride to LGA and JFK, out to LI, bridges up to The Bronx and Westchester, ability to walk to numerous grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, etc., Great Neck Plaza is the best possible alternative in the NYC metro area. If you kids, the school district is excellent, with plenty of adult ed options too. Also very convenient to North Shore University , St. Francis and LIJ Hospitals.
- 6,957 Population
#33 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.16 out of 5 134 reviews
Current Resident: Chesterfield is a very nice neighborhood! The people around here are friendly and it's a great place to raise a family. The neighboring schools are an amazing place to get a quality education. You're close enough to the city of St. Louis but in a quiet enough area. There's beautiful wildlife around here as well, such as deer, cardinals, and even hawks. It's a perfect place to settle and start roots.
- 47,605 Population
#36 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb in Maryland
- Rating 4.04 out of 5 78 reviews
Current Resident: The environment created within the North Potomac area is very welcoming and safe. The atmosphere in the neighborhood is friendly as all neighbor experiences I have had, have been positive. Furthermore, it is very close to grocery stores and main attractions, in fact it is less than a ten minute drive to the nearest CVS. I would recommend living in North Potomac to anyone, as the homes are beautiful and it is in an amazing school district.
- 23,914 Population
#37 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- Rating 4.34 out of 5 68 reviews
Current Resident: Morrisville is very clean and fresh-looking! It's homey and very diverse. I have recently moved here for work and it was very easy to find my current job. Many people commute to Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill to work as well. I like how Morrisville is right in the middle of the triangle, so everything is in easy access! Morrisville offers many wonderful places to eat as well, and a lot of them are privately owned so you get authentic meals. If you are more interested in night life, downtown Raleigh is just down the road, and makes for an easy way to go out with your friends.
- 26,280 Population
#40 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in California
- Rating 4.38 out of 5 136 reviews
Current Resident: I absolutely love living in Santa Monica! The beach is beautiful, streets are clean and full with life. People around here are very kind. There’s an abundance of nice restaurants, bars, and stores. It is definitely filled with tourism but other than that, Santa Monica is the perfect spot to settle in!
- 91,577 Population
#46 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb in Virginia
- Rating 4.22 out of 5 18 reviews
Current Resident: My Stone Ridge experience has been very good so far. They take safety very seriously and put a good amount of signs up warning to slow down when the area they are driving through has kids. Stone Ridge has excellent public schools with teachers who care a lot about the students and how they develop. Stone ridge also has a great diversity of the residents that live here. If I were to change anything about Stone Ridge it would be the nightlife and the healthy living. At night there isn't much to do in the community, however in nearby communities there are plenty of nightlife activities. Finally in Stone Ridge although there are trails and gyms to use but I would add more healthy eating options.
- 14,220 Population
#47 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- Rating 4.5 out of 5 28 reviews
Current Resident: We moved here 2 years ago and love it! Housing is spendy but there are no "cookie cutter" houses and the neighborhoods look great. Everything is walk-able. We love letting our kids walk to the library and into town for an ice cream cone or slice of pizza. I walk to the Metra station and can be in Chicago in 1/2 hour without dealing with the horrendous Chicago traffic. People are friendly and folks wave and visit. The middle school is top notch and feels much smaller than it is. My kids' teachers actually know who they are. We are so glad we are here.
- 8,716 Population
#49 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- Rating 4.13 out of 5 15 reviews
Current Resident: I’d say this town is very normal, the things I love are down town long grove and the schools which are full of opportunities. My family moved for a larger house with more space and a good school, this area has both. We live a 5 minute drive away from down town long grove, which has three amazing fun festivals a year which include food and fun with your friends. Also the school district is really good, most/if not all of the students attend Stevenson High school, an amazing school full of great opportunities! I like this area overall, as you can see there are many upsides to living here. However it’s a small town, so I wouldn’t say the area is for everyone, and I’ve always loved the big cities.
- 7,963 Population
#50 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- Rating 4.17 out of 5 467 reviews
Current Resident: Cary is a very nice area to live. There are many great schools around for children. There are also numerous unique community programs for children, adults, and seniors. Cary has a great variety of restaurants in addition to the shopping opportunities. The American Tobacco Trail and greenways throughout the town provide a great way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. There are also several outdoor events throughout the year that are great for the whole family including food truck rodeos, music concerts, and festivals. Overall, Cary is a great place for individuals, couples, families, and even pets as it provides exceptional opportunities and a welcoming community feel!
- 166,268 Population
#51 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- Rating 4.07 out of 5 14 reviews
Current Resident: Swarthmore offers a surfeit of of opportunities for young families. You have access to some of the highest quality public education in the area, you are a 30 minute train ride into the city of Philadelphia, and are footsteps away from the breathtaking campus of Swarthmore College. There are very few restaurants and not many activities in terms of nightlife. However, a quick trip into the neighboring Media or the city, and this solves the problem. There are cute cafes and little shops to explore, along with many markets on weekends. There is definitely a lack of diversity and the houses aren't cheap, nor are the property taxes. However, the old houses are beautiful.
- 6,318 Population
#52 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Indianapolis, IN
- Rating 4.11 out of 5 378 reviews
Current Resident: I’ve lived in Fishers my whole life. It’s a very neat little community and I love it with all my heart. The people are very friendly and there are a lot of job opportunities in the restaurant and business industries. Construction and improvements are being made often to make Fishers a better community in which to live and work. The downtown area is a short walk away from most neighborhoods, and it’s only a short drive to Indianapolis. I would really recommend it to anyone looking for a place to crash for the weekend or to live in after retirement. It’s just a really great community!
- 90,332 Population