#1 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
- 234 reviews
Current Resident: Carmel is probably one of the best places in America you could hope to raise a family and have a good childhood in, it has got some of the best ranked school systems in the nation and the community is beyond friendly. I love that its not too big that it's overwhelming, but at the same time not small enough that someone could call it uninteresting!
- 88,595 Population
#2 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Michigan
- 79 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.
- 22,989 Population
#3 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 47 reviews
Current Resident: Before living in Chesterbrook, I lived in Northeast Philadelphia with my four siblings and parents. When I had gotten the news we would be moving to Chesterbrook I was undoubtedly heartbroken as I would be leaving my friends and family behind in Philadelphia. However, after having spent a year living within Chesterbrook, I can say it is one of the safest neighborhoods I have lived in. The area is very family friendly, has amazing schools, and full of color. However, with great areas come downfalls. The lack of diversity within the area is quite disappointing coming from a mid suburban area. The area is also extremely costly due to the conditions of Chesterbrook and is amazing school district, making it difficult to give it a 5/5 rating.
- 4,675 Population
#4 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 18 reviews
Former Resident: One of the best st louis has to offer with it's safe neighborhoods, location and amenities. Lived here for a year and felt safe/comfortable and close to forest park, stores, other neighborhoods and the business districts. The little shops were nice and lots of foot traffic was not weirdos like other areas in the city. community center nearby and overall an excellent place to live. Only issue was with living in an apartment near residential area was making friends. people were more reserved here and I think homeownership is important to fit in.. I would recommend this area to anyone with a family and a well/okay paying job.
- 8,466 Population
#5 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 16 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.
- 16,214 Population
#6 Best Suburbs 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.
- 5,720 Population
#7 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
- 14 reviews
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
#8 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
- 3 reviews
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
#9 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Naperville, IL
- 22 reviews
Current Resident: Great small town with excellent schools and a cute downtown. Easy to get to downtown Chicago on train or highway. Cons: lack of diversity and more conservatives than I would like to live near. Also, lack of local businesses leads to higher taxes and the downtown needs some work (though it is improving). Needs better restaurants and a bar or two that doesn’t close at 9:30. It’s a safe, clean and friendly community and a really nice place to live.
- 8,680 Population
#10 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Overland Park, KS
- 56 reviews
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
#11 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Arlington, VA
- 13 reviews
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
#12 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Cleveland, OH
- 72 reviews
Former Resident: I lived in Shaker Heights for around 8 years and I'm in my teens now. I look back on my time in Shaker pretty positively, however, having visited there multiple times in the past few years I've noticed some things I wasn't aware of before. While many of the houses are have gorgeous architecture and are generally appealing from the exterior, they usually tend to need work done due to their old age. There's also a big issue when it comes to property taxes; many people I know have lost large sums of money on their houses over time. I can't speak much about the education as I haven't been enrolled there for a matter of years, however, I recall feeling academically challenged. There are also a variety of language, advanced and IB courses at the high school. Relatively speaking, Shaker is diverse, but there is some subtle racism.
- 27,749 Population
#13 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 17 reviews
Nearby Resident: Friendly people, walkable neighborhoods, and lots of opportunities for civic engagement. Of course, there’s also the popular suburban square shopping center and lots of restaurants to choose from. Looking forward to overdue renovations of the train station.
- 13,193 Population
#14 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
- 20 reviews
Current Resident: Elm Grove is a unique place. It has everything you would expect and more. The community is kind, generous, and caring. The neighborhoods are safe and welcoming. The school systems are diverse as well as the members of the community. It is a very safe and kid-friendly town. Also, it is a relaxing place with a park and fun cafes around every corner. Although many people view it as a wealthier community, which is true many people are wealthy in Elm Grove, it also has layers. Like the rings inside of a tree, Elm Grove has many different people in it. I think I enjoy living here not just because of the pace itself, but because of the people.
- 6,127 Population
#15 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Maryland
- 73 reviews
Current Resident: I love living in North Potomac! I have lived here my entire life. The neighborhood is really nice and the people are friendly. The schools in the area are well-known. Shops, restaurants, gas, and night-life activities are nearby. It is a 45 minute drive to DC and an hour away to Virginia.
- 24,236 Population
#16 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Indianapolis, IN
- 322 reviews
Current Resident: Fishers is an up and coming city close to Indianapolis, Indiana. Once a town, this area of living as blossomed with opportunity and residents. The city itself is located in a good area, which is north east from Indianapolis. It is close to concert centers and features many great schooling centers. The city is safe and quiet, but does allow for fun activities like the Farmers Market, Spark festival, and many other family fun. The city is truly a great place to grow up and raise a family. It is a supportive community and has so much to offer!
- 87,557 Population
#17 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Boston, MA
- 116 reviews
Current Resident: I love Brookline first of all because of its beauty and safety. Second, having a five-year-old child, I appreciate the convenience of commuting to schools here and quality of education. Third, I love that there are many restaurants, good grocery stores, and a movie theater nearby.
The only thing that I would like to improve is increasing the number of children’s activities around as dance studios, painting studios, gymnastics, etc. There are a few of them around, but not enough for the possibility of making choice.
- 59,246 Population
#18 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Atlanta, GA
- 137 reviews
Current Resident: I go to Agnes Scott College, and I love walking downtown on the weekends to study at a coffee shop, try new food, or shop for Christmas/birthday gifts. There are lots of unique shops and restaurants. Choose your coffee shop carefully, though; Starbucks is always packed!
- 22,022 Population
#19 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- City in Virginia
- 152 reviews
Current Resident: Arlington is a great place to live! While it is very expensive, it also has a lot to offer. We are very close to the capital, and can get there very fast with all of the different types of public transportation: Metro, Metro Bus, and Art Bus. In addition to public transportation there are many different bike shares, and motorized scooters that individuals can use to get new places. The schools in Arlington are also very good. I am very lucky to have been able to obtain the education that I did, because of the schools in Arlington.
- 229,534 Population
#20 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- 132 reviews
Current Resident: As a teenager growing up in Buffalo Grove, the majority of my plans with friends involve eating out with friends at one of the numerous restaurants around the area. There are so many amazing options for food in and around Buffalo Grove that include cuisine from almost anything you could think of. In the summer, I bike ride constantly around the area, and I never feel worried about my safety in Buffalo Grove. In order to explore some activities beyond food and dessert, you may need to venture into nearby suburbs. However, you don't need to travel far to experience pedal boating at Independence Grove, indoor skydiving and outlet malls at Rosemont, and other awesome options to do with friends or family. I've been lucky to attend Stevenson High School, which has given me the ability to meet so many people in a diverse atmosphere. Through my AP classes and the rigor of the school, I know I will be prepare to take on college and beyond. Happy to grow up here!
- 41,551 Population
#21 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 25 reviews
Current Resident: I've lived in Berwyn my whole live, as did my mother, father, and their parents. The community is amazing and unlike anything I've seen - everyone is so welcoming and warm, they all want to be inclusive! The special events throughout the year make the town especially unique - the Turkey Raffle, the Tree Lighting, the Fourth of July parade, they all bring a close-knit community even closer. No matter where life takes me, I hope to always end up back in Berwyn.
- 3,405 Population
#22 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Maryland
- 38 reviews
Current Resident: I have b÷n living here for a year and I absolutely love living here! The neighbors are so friendly, and the communitiss well kept! There are plenty of shopping centers offering variety of stores, from retail to grocery to huge department stores such as Target and TJ Maxx. There are plenty of dollar stores in the area. It is safe and provides me comfort to know that I may walk to the store at night without any disruptions. It is an expensive area as far as housing, but I lucked up and found a place for a reasonable price. Great area!
- 50,056 Population
#23 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Durham, NC
- 54 reviews
Current Resident: Morrisville is a family friendly community with very well manicured parks and beautiful scenery. There are plenty of shopping centers and grocery stores that are very well maintained and, the people here seem to care for their community by trying to keep it clean. I just moved here about three weeks ago from Colorado but i feel a tighter sense of community here and can definitely tell a difference in the people i encounter everyday. Everyone here is friendly and willing to strike up a conversation just in passing. I would have to say that Morrisville is a nice place if you are looking to settle down and start a family.
- 23,873 Population
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#24 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Detroit, MI
- 70 reviews
Current Resident: I've lived in Bloomfield Township and direct surrounding areas ever since I moved to the Detroit Metro area in 2002. I have no plans of moving anywhere else in the area. This is a great area if not the best. Great for commuting access. You will need a car, public transportation seems to have bypassed most of the area. Higher End stores, malls, restaurants, and people. Higher educated primarily with mostly professionals and retired professionals. The people are diverse yet not really economically diverse. Very safe, quiet, great for schools for children. Clean, surrounded by lakes, and golf courses.
- 41,969 Population
#25 Best Suburbs 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!
- 2,797 Population
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