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.
- 40,631 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.
- 34,675 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.
- 8,065 Population
30 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
Current Resident: Elm Grove is a quiet village that is insulated from busy streets, fast food joints, strip malls, etc. I miss the sidewalks, streetlights, lake, diversity & liberal mindset of the east side, and we sometimes grumble about the lack of a great restaurant to grab a quick date night dinner... but I can't imagine leaving this little town. It is safe, the elementary school is phenomenal, and the village park is a hub for great events & activities. EG has a strong sense of community, and it's been a great place to raise a family.
- 6,085 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.
- 5,534 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.
- 59,180 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.
- 12,436 Population
34 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Kansas
Current Resident: Great schools, neighborhoods and close to everything. Houses keep going up in value, as neighborhoods have beautiful curb appeal and people keep their property greatly maintained. However..alot of personality TYPE A's in Leawood, so alot of very perfectionist neighbors that can drive some people crazy! I.e..perfect lawns, perfect gardens, perfect etc. Not always fun living next to that...
- 33,763 Population
35 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Houston, TX
Current Resident: I've lived in Greatwood for over 18 years and have raised both of my kids here! With two of the finest elementary schools within the neighborhood, your kids will get an excellent education! Mine did! The beauty and aesthetics of this area are unique in that the first thing you notice are the trees and greenbelts. Perfect for running, cycling or walking your dog, the natural feel of the community is what drew us to it. With 3 beautiful pools, an 18 hole golf course and plenty of tennis courts and jogging trails this master planned community is one of the jewels in the Sugar Land area!
We absolutely fell in love with the area when we first saw it and were lucky enough to find a beautiful home located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Most of our neighbors have been here as long as we have and the secure feeling we feel is due to the constables that patrol the area regularly and the security cameras that are located throughout the neighborhoods.
- 12,040 Population
36 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Cincinnati, OH
Current Resident: I found the city of Mason very friendly and inviting to people of color. It has excellent schools and people who care about their health and well being. There are many athletic opportunities for all levels to participate in. I really like the hometown feel of the city. Every summer the city puts on a "summer series" of activities ranging from all-inclusive parades to fun runs/walks, to fireworks and festivals celebrating Mason and its history. I really enjoyed the high school's homecoming parade and the outstanding marching band! WOW!
- 32,025 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.
- 21,824 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.
- 17,605 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.
- 11,297 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!
- 92,247 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.
- 14,228 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!
- 17,438 Population
45 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Atlanta, GA
Current Resident: Decatur is centrally located to major shopping areas, local food places and hospitals. There are 2 large hospitals within 10 minutes of down-town Decatur. The school system is one of the best in the Country and there is always something to do on the square in town. There are festivals for adults and children and on Saturday nights in May, June and July there are free concerts on the Square. A popular club is Eddie's Attic where Sugarland, John Mayer and the Indigo Girls got their careers going. It's great!
- 21,210 Population
46 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- City in Texas
Current Resident: We love Plano! We came here from overseas 2 years ago; I made a profound research for months to decide a place to live and I found here thanks to Niche.com. We chose here because of excellent school district, crime rate, unemployment rate, and living cost which is not low but much more affordable than those cities in California, NJ, etc. that have excellent school districts but living cost is unfortunately much higher. Plano Parks and Recreation Centers are incredible, so many activities and benefits as residents. There are bilingual elementary schools for those who speak Spanish and English as the second language. What's more, PISD has preschools for those who don't speak English as the first language. I can't complain anything. So happy to be here as family!
- 279,088 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!
- 18,072 Population
48 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in California
Current Resident: Mountain View is a diverse town, with a fun downtown full of great restaurants, lots of parks, and quiet cozy neighborhoods. It also is home to Google, and many other tech firms, making a large segment of the population fast-paced, young, highly educated and well paid. This makes it challenging for families, college students, and non-tech workers (like teachers, service workers, etc) to be able to afford a place to rent or buy. Mountain View used to be a little sleepier, but with the hardware tech boom in the 80's and the software/social media boom in the 2000's, it has become busy, with lots of traffic on the roads, new tall apartment buildings going up everywhere, and an ever increasing culture of productivity. So for those who like a buzzing, high tech, entrepreneurial place with some suburban charm and a diverse population, welcome home.
- 78,827 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!)
- 75,472 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.!
- 226,092 Population