#2 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!
- 2,909 Population
#3 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.
- 5,758 Population
#4 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
- 260 reviews
Current Resident: With all things considered, Carmel is the best place to live in Indiana. The city is amazing and very family friendly, the downtown area is great for meeting up with friends, and the parks are so well maintained! I love Carmel because the school system is nationally one of the top in the country, and the community is very tight knit and loving. I give Carmel an 11/10!
- 90,163 Population
#5 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Boston, MA
- 126 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
#6 Best Suburbs 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
#7 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
- 17 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.
- 12,373 Population
#8 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- 27 reviews
Nearby Resident: I love the Ardmore area, especially Suburban Square. It's great to get multiple types of shopping done all at once! There are a few great restaurants and quick places to eat, and Trader Joe's has ample parking around it.
- 13,083 Population
#9 Best Suburbs 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
#10 Best Suburbs 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
#11 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- 62 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
#12 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Virginia
- 16 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
#13 Best Suburbs 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
#14 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- 23 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
#15 Best Suburbs 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
#17 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- 437 reviews
Current Resident: Cary is a wonderful place to live overall! It is right next Research Triangle Park (RTP), which is filled with many companies like Cisco, IBM, & Biogen. Also, the Wake County Public School System provides many opportunities to K-12 kids. Also, the colleges located in NC are amazing! The choices range from Duke, NCSU, UNC Chapel Hill, & much more! In the community, there is always something to do. Downtown Cary has many activities to do like reading a book at their newest library, learning new things at the Cary Arts Center, or enjoying ice cream at a local ice cream parlor.
- 163,266 Population
#18 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Houston, TX
- 92 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
#19 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Dallas, TX
- 192 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
#21 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Cincinnati, OH
- 28 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
#22 Best Suburbs 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
#23 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- City in Virginia
- 201 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
#24 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Texas
- 433 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
#25 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Richmond, VA
- 48 reviews
Current Resident: Short Pump is friendly and a beautiful area to live in. It’s a peaceful and safe town to start a family and make friends. There are great quality schools from elementary to high schools. In addition, Short Pump is a lively community filled with a mixture of enjoyable activities, distinguished restaurants, and well-known stores. Most, if not all, neighborhoods are very family-friendly and have extremely low crime rates. If I had to name one flaw of the town it would be the lack of diversity; its, not the best place for meeting a variety of people and witnessing different aspects of life. However, Richmond City is only about a 20-minute drive from Short Pump, and the city is a growing area with an abundance of diversity. Overall, I enjoy living in Short Pump and there is never a dull moment.
- 27,526 Population
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