#4 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Denver, CO
- 6 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!
- 2,909 Population
#5 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 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.
- 5,758 Population
#7 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
- 268 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.
- 90,163 Population
#10 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Boston, MA
- 128 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.
- 59,234 Population
#13 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Lansing, MI
- 80 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.
- 23,912 Population
#14 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
- 18 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.
- 12,373 Population
#16 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 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.
- 13,083 Population
#19 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- 25 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.
- 8,711 Population
#22 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 19 reviews
Nearby Resident: Our community is very safe. Our neighborhood has an app to get us know what's going on in the area. Overall, I enjoy the community, neighbors, parks, and feel very safe. However, I would like to see more neighborhood meetings or nights out to get everyone together.
- 8,457 Population
#25 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Pennsylvania
- 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.
- 2,013 Population
#27 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- 66 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.
- 25,007 Population
#28 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb in Virginia
- 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.
- 12,990 Population
#31 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 13 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.
- 6,304 Population
#32 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 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.
- 16,448 Population
#33 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 28 reviews
Current Resident: Berwyn is a very family friendly neighborhood full of opportunity and community. I have lived in Berwyn my whole life and I have always felt safe, loved, and supported by my neighbors. Our public schools are very good. Most students would agree that all the teacher truly want the best for all of their students. Although we have comfortable neighborhoods there is not much to do outside of that. Most students drive around with friends and go out to eat for fun. The one thing I would want to change about Berwyn is its diversity and its cluelessness to the struggle of the rest of the world. The majority of our population is Caucasian. Also most families are very money driven and invest it back in themselves. But overall, I am blessed to have grown up here.
- 3,268 Population
#35 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- 456 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!
- 163,266 Population
#36 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Houston, TX
- 95 reviews
Current Resident: I’ve lived in Cinco Ranch for the past 5 years and it’s honestly beautiful. It’s perfect for someone that likes nature but also civilization. There are so many things to do, great places to shop and some really good restaurants. It truly is a family-friendly neighborhood, and the schools are amazing!
- 16,977 Population
#37 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Dallas, TX
- 198 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in N. Texas for almost two decades and five of those years have been in Coppell. Coppell is a very diverse, forward thinking, safe and comfortable town in the middle of the DFW metroplex. Because of its location, we are close to major airports, sporting events, concerts, lakes, and fantastic cultural venues/events. Our parks in Coppell are very well maintained with several miles of great walking/biking paths. The City of Coppell does a fantastic job of providing excellent customer service, hospitality, and amenities to the citizens. I echo many of comments here about the school district...it is excellent! If you are looking for a place to call home with an engaging community that is ideal for raising a family...look no further, Coppell, Texas is the right place!
- 41,512 Population
#40 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Cincinnati, OH
- 29 reviews
Current Resident: Madeira is a great small town for every type of life style. The school system there is phenomenal from K-12 with many students going on to attend prestigious universities. This does make the school very hyper competitive though which can be hard for some students. There are also a variety of activities in the summer for families like free summer concerts, Shakespeare in the park, and the wiffle ball league. There is also a great sense of community with everyone in the town. Everyone comes out for the football games on Friday nights in the falls and is always there to help each other in their time of need. Overall, Madeira is a great small town to live in.
- 9,091 Population
#41 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb in Maryland
- 39 reviews
Current Resident: While the area is generally pretty expensive, I think it's a great fit for my family. Montgomery County as a whole has a good amount of top-rated schools, and North Bethesda in particular is great because they are always building and renovating, bringing lots of new businesses and places to go to our area. I love that I always feel safe, whatever hour I go for a walk; I also love the amount of trails we have around here that I can ride my bicycle. With 270 and 495 right here, the commute to work is extremely accessible.
- 50,262 Population
#43 Best Places to Live in America
- City in Virginia
- 217 reviews
Current Resident: Arlington is a very clean and open-minded town with educated individuals and businesses that are dedicated to producing less waste. Many stores and retail centers are modern and well-kept. It is a family friendly area with great public schools. However, traffic is prevalent and real estate prices are through the roof. But, living a healthy lifestyle is easy in Arlington with many healthy food options and amazing trails all over!
- 231,803 Population
#44 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Texas
- 450 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Sugar Land, TX from Cleveland, OH metro area over a year ago. After living in 5 states over the last 10 years I am ready to call this place home! Family life is amazing with lots of lakes, cycling, outdoor running, and amazing city center. Schools are great and several hospitals around. Diversity is off the charts and living in harmony together. tons of restaurants and shopping within 10 minute drive. I am very impressed with this city thus far and my wife and kids are in love with it. We live in new territory subdivision.
- 118,182 Population
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