26 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Dallas, TX
Current Resident: I think Coppell is a very nice place. There are very nice houses, the schools have good reputation, and there are a lot of places to hang out with your family.
I'm not so sure if i would say affordable, since it is a place where more financially stable are meant to live in, so for people that do not have a career, it is a little tough to keep up with rent.
There are a lot of restaurants! Families can go out and enjoy an evening together. They can go to the awesome public library, the beautiful parks, or even attend the seasonal softball games for little girl and boys.
There is a down side to this city. Because rich and poor people live here, there is a separation between the two classes. This happens mostly in school, but luckily, teacher are pretty good at handling these type of situations.
- 41,138 Population
28 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
Current Resident: Upper Arlington is a small and safe town that is a suburb of Columbus, OH. It has given me an extraordinary base of education and core values that are second to none. Upper Arlington High School has a vast variety of opportunities to explore from varsity athletics, shop classes, school magazine/yearbooks, to a world-class concert orchestra and drama club. All of these opportunities have been a starting point for notable alumni Beverly D'Angelo – Actress, George Smoot - Nobel Prize Winner, Erin Moriarty - News correspondent for 48 Hours, and all-time great golfer Jack Nicklaus. Upper Arlington is a town that gives you opportunities to succeed in any path you choose.
- 34,943 Population
29 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Current Resident: We've lived in Long Grove for 10+ years and love it. The large lots, forest and great conservation areas make it feel so private and pastoral, yet it's close to everything with good train service into the city on two different lines. And the best high school in the state (Adlai Stevenson) in my opinion! Downtown LG (meaning the village proper) took a hit in the recession but it is coming back with several new restaurants and businesses now open. Still very atmospheric and New-Englandy.
- 7,980 Population
30 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
Current Resident: Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,934 at the 2010 census. Elm Grove was named as America's best suburb by Business Insider in October 2014.
- 6,127 Population
31 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Minneapolis, MN
Current Resident: Falcon Heights is a cozy small-town feel in between the two big cities. With that warm neighborhood allure, it still comes with everything you need from shops to restaurants! I have lived from city-to-city between Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and Falcon Heights has been for sure my favorite. I plan to stay here for a long while.
- 5,560 Population
32 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Boston, MA
Current Resident: Brookline is a great place for young professionals to live! Located within a mile of Boston, Brookline is close enough to the city that those who are interested can easily amerce themselves in city life. Alternatively, Brookline is far enough away from the city that residents aren't in the hustle in bustle of late night bars, traffic or college students. Brookline is home to many delicious restaurants and has a handful of tasteful bars as well.
- 59,246 Population
33 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
Current Resident: Powell is a very close knit community. Many of the people that live here do so because of the schools in Olentangy, which are all very good. The concept of the "Powell Bubble" is very prevalent and it is very closed off to anything that happens outside of it. The families tend to have money and the kids are okay enough, albeit stuck up a little. The downtown area and the small events, as well as some of the local and franchising businesses, make it functional and at home. However after living here for 11 years it has started to get very dull. It is very safe and a great place to raise your kids, which is the main reason why so many families live here.
- 12,658 Population
34 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Kansas
Current Resident: Leawood is a very suburban, mostly white town on the edge of the eastern Kansas border. It's right on the edge of the state line. There is an abundance of private elementary schools and public high schools. It is incredibly safe considering the amount of police that is around at one time. The nightlife, however, is very dull. On a normal Saturday night, the streets are clear of cars. When wanting to go out, people typically go over to the Missouri side as there are a plethora of bars and restaurants are open until early mornings. The population of Leawood mostly consists of white families. The diversity is particularly low. People are mostly healthy considering the number of organic grocery stores that are in the same vicinity of each other. Job availability is typical of any suburb as they mostly consist of working in business offices. The commute time can be a bit frustrating but only for those in a hurry for it is not nearly as bad as larger cities.
- 34,195 Population
35 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Houston, TX
Current Resident: The Greatwood community engages neighbors as if they are an extension of a tightly knit family. I grew up in the subdivision since I was six attending Bess Campbell Elementary School, one of the two primary schools within the area. The families involved in creating the environment where the children grew up has fostered a sense of belonging, diversity, and sportsmanship that have sculpted the safe, hospitable, and active foreground for generations to cherish. As I grew up in Greatwood, the area has become even more charming. More diverse retail units opened to invite people to explore the mix of cultures within the community, a major hospital (Memorial Hermann) arrived to provide ease of patient care, and it even brought Buccee's over from the more southwest fringe of Houston which I truly love! Over the years, Greatwood has become home to another level: one where you settle down and enjoy the serenity of fresh air and free spirit.
- 12,437 Population
36 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Cincinnati, OH
Current Resident: The weather is very nice. People are friendly. Schools are great. It is a small town which you could find everything in 5 minutes around your house. Safety in this area is pretty good. I have seen people leave their bikes in the playground and nobody touch it. You could the highest safety in this area. The diversity is great here. I like that in our neighborhood there are people from India, Pakistan, Asia, Italy,... which makes life really interesting here. Regional attractions include The Golf Center, Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center, Kings Island amusement park, and the annual Western & Southern Open.
- 32,317 Population
38 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Kansas
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
39 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Houston, TX
Current Resident: Its a beautiful, peaceful, family oriented suburb. Streets are clean and shrubs and trees are clean and neat. When traveling from one street to another, the tree branches meet in the middle of street, so you're traveling under a magical pathway. People are nice and sweet, very friendly and everywhere you look dog owners are out and about.
- 18,200 Population
East Grand Rapids
40 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Grand Rapids, MI
Current Resident: AMAZING LITTLE TOWN!! I have lived here all my life and I couldn't think of anywhere else to live in Michigan. Everyone knows everyone else your super close with your neighbors and block. The East stereotypes aren't really that amazing though. People in other towns call us the stuck-up rich kids because the houses are big and expensive. You're super close to downtown EGR almost wherever you live. There are a few stores including Starbucks, Kilwins, A grocery store, Restaurants, and an Athleta. There are lots more but those are the most popular. We also have a local hot dog and fries shop called Crazy Charlie's which has amazing food and I highly recommend. (Can be busy because kids walk there after school). All the schools (middle and High) are less than a 5-minute walk to all these places. There is little to no crime. Overall I highly recommened raising your family in East.
- 11,493 Population
41 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: Glendale is the most amazing place to live. Everyone takes care of each other, the schools are phenomenal, and it is the best "small town" feel in a big city. We love raising our three children here and couldn't imagine a better place to live!
- 5,919 Population
42 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in California
Works Here: I've lived and/or worked in Santa Monica for over 12 years. In addition to it's gorgeous weather and beaches, Santa Monica is both family & pedestrian friendly, as well as a vacation destination and hot spot for evening events. Although Santa Monica has faced years of traffic congestion due to its popularity, however the City continues to strive to be environmentally conscious through offering fantastic public transportation--the new metrorail, (hulu) bike rental kiosks, becoming anti-smoking, and banning plastic bags. From healthy fast casual restaurants offering vegan cuisine, bistros and fresh sushi to high end restaurants...Santa Monica offers it all!
- 92,495 Population
43 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Current Resident: Franklin Park as a small suburb community that all in all loves to help each other out and give back to one another. most people are extremely friendly, always willing to give a helping hand, and love to build good and healthy relationships with one another. We all like to make the area around us safer, cleaner, healthier, and happier. We take education, and our jobs very seriously. But, with that being said, we all like to come together and have fun too; whether it be at the neighborhood pool or neighborhood park. The standard of living here is amazing.
- 14,301 Population
44 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Current Resident: Hinsdale is a charming quaint town. The town is great for raising a family! The area has excellent schools from pre-k to high school. There's many good restaurants, in downtown hinsdale. I recommend Nabuki... some of the best sushi in the Chicagoland area! The town is overall safe, clean, and a great place to live!
- 17,705 Population
45 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Atlanta, GA
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
46 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- City in Texas
Current Resident: I moved to Plano about 6 months ago and have had nothing but great experiences. My area is very diverse with pretty friendly people. The grocery stores seem to have better and fresher food, many more choices for dining out, clean neighborhoods and businesses. I enjoy living here and have heard great things about the surrounding schools for my children for when they enroll soon. I don’t see myself moving anytime soon. If I could change anything it would be to have the valet trash available daily in my apartments. They only have two off days so I’m okay with that. I just don’t have anything negative to say right now. Thanks for this opportunity!
- 281,566 Population
47 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: I have been living in Creve Cour for 3 years. The best part about the area is the diversity. So many different races and cultures, and well as unique restaurants. Parkway school district is also outstanding especially for public schooling!
- 18,259 Population
48 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in California
Current Resident: I live near downtown Mountain View, very close to the famous Castro Street where much of Mountain View's interesting shops and restaurants are located. Unfortunately, the restaurants have almost universally disappointing food (with some exceptions). I haven't lived in Mountain View very long (about seven months) but I do know that it's a prohibitively expensive place to live. It's a part of what is now called Silicon Valley, and so is inhabited mostly by engineers. Mountain View is very family-friendly, with monthly or bi-monthly open streets festivals with many activities for children. If I was looking to raise a family, this would be an amazing place.
- 80,076 Population
49 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Illinois
Current Resident: Evanston is a welcoming and diverse neighborhood with excellent public education, strong small businesses, lots of community services, and great walkability! I would like to see more bike lanes, a UBI for the lowest income residents, and more opportunities for public discourse. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this city as a wonderful place to raise a family and a good place for folks who want a quieter vibe than the city but easy access to downtown (the purple line is great!)
- 75,557 Population
50 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- City in Virginia
Current Resident: Arlington is a mixing bowl of job opportunities, people, and fun! There is incredible cuisine from many countries, authentic and delicious! Downtown has many options such as Ballston, Clarendon, Court House, Rosslyn, and more for exquisite restaurants, shopping, and night life. There are lots of trees despite the urban atmosphere. The school system is top in the state. The communities are diverse and offer a short commute into Washington, D.C.!
- 229,534 Population
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