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2022 Best Places to Live in America

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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. #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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  3. #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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  4. #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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  5. #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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  6. #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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  7. #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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  8. #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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  9. #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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  10. #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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  11. #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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  12. #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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  13. #22 Best Places to Live in America.

    Clarendon Hills

    Suburb of Chicago, IL,

    30 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 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 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,834,

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  14. #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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  15. #28 Best Places to Live in America.

    Swarthmore

    Suburb of Philadelphia, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Swarthmore is a delightful, safe town in which to raise a family. The schools are excellent, many of the homes historic, and it is just a quick ride to Media or to Philadelphia. Being near....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,339,

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  16. #29 Best Places to Live in America.

    Clayton

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says 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..

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 16,763,

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  17. #33 Best Places to Live in America.

    Boalsburg

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It's a safe town, you can walk the streets at night and not worry about your safety. It's just beyond the cusp on the university so it has a small town feel but is merely a few miles outside the main....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,381,

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  18. #34 Best Places to Live in America.

    Brentwood

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Strong Community in a great location with close proximity to downtown, excellent, small schools and family friendly. We love it here!.

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,986,

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  19. #35 Best Places to Live in America.

    Brighton

    Suburb of Rochester, NY,

    80 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love how quiet yet close to everything our neighborhood is. Friendly neighbors and great streets for walking dogs..

    Read 80 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 36,163,

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  20. #36 Best Places to Live in America.

    Manhasset Hills

    Suburb of New York City, NY,

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

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 3,808,

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  21. #37 Best Places to Live in America.

    Mount Lebanon Township

    Suburb of Pittsburgh, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Mt. Lebanon reminds me of a mix of Seattle neighborhoods based on architecture, business mix and the culture of the community. Other than some neighborhoods in the city, Mt. Lebanon is the only place....

    Read 91 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 31,808,

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  22. #40 Best Places to Live in America.

    Oakwood

    Suburb of Dayton, OH,

    22 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My husband and I (mid-40s now and childfree) moved here over 16 years ago and absolutely love it here! We considered moving 8 or 9 years ago, but just couldn't stand to leave. There are homes for the....

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,958,

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  23. #41 Best Places to Live in America.

    North Potomac

    Suburb in Maryland,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Neighbor’s are supportive of each other! We have a HMO. That gets things done! Great area to walk! Lived here 20 years, it’s a very great area to walk!.

    Read 79 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 24,146,

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  24. #43 Best Places to Live in America.

    Narberth

    Suburb of Philadelphia, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Beautiful area, houses are historical and gorgeous. Close enough to Philadelphia and many nearby amenities.

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,304,

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  25. #44 Best Places to Live in America.

    Syosset

    Suburb of New York City, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Grew up here and the school is great. Houses are a bit overpriced vs. places like Dix Hills (10 mins away). A lot of Asians have moved here in recent years. Every house that was recently sold in my....

    Read 77 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 19,254,

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