#2 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
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
Presidio of San Francisco
#15 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
Current Resident: Great park. Beautiful sights, easy transportation to other activities. See Crissy Field and the views of the Golden Gate Bridge or the old Spanish fort buildings. Go the the Walt Disney Family Museum or Fort Point, which has been in it's location in one form or another since the 1700's!
- 4,117 Population
#26 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Dallas, TX
Current Resident: The neighborhood is nice and there are a lot of children in the neighborhood. My only concern is the speeding that occurs in Genstar Ln. because there are cars that go 40+ mph.
- 4,312 Population
#31 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
Visitor: This location is great for those who work downtown and don't want a long commute. It is close to everything; restaurants, stores, downtown on Seattle waterfront. Not exactly a family neighborhood, more for career oriented singles or couples. Some street noises but nothing too bad.
- 4,583 Population
#33 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
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
#36 Best Places to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
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
#44 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Columbus, OH
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
#47 Best Places 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
#60 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
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
#67 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Indianapolis, IN
Current Resident: Fishers is a very family oriented community with phenomenal schools. My children are able to play outside without too much concern for their safety (outside of the normal concerns of traffic, etc.) Everything we need is within close proximity, i.e. grocery, library. Traffic can often be difficult, but those problems are being remedied currently. We love Fishers!
- 87,557 Population
#69 Best Places 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
#74 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
Current Resident: Love living here, housing is a bit expensive but it feels secure and pretty (if you walk towards the water); I’d like to see less homeless people wondering the streets...
- 7,210 Population
#76 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
Current Resident: Foggy Bottom is a wonderful place to go to school! It has a metro stop, it's not far from shopping at Georgetown/M street, it's extremely close to DC landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial, and its a cute neighborhood overall.
- 11,072 Population
#79 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
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
#85 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
Current Resident: Morrisville is very nice for eating out, shopping, luxurious housing, as well great for walking/biking trails for everyday exercise. In the early mornings, people are seen walking and running around the neighborhoods, people are very health conscious and many new organic food places have opened up. Morrisville is increasing in diversity, also in competitiveness in local schools. Over the past couple of years, Morrisville is becoming very lively environment causing it to have really well affect on the housing market. Morrisville is also close to the RTP area, which is really convenient for working people.
- 23,873 Population
#96 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
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.
- 6,243 Population
#107 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
Current Resident: Brentwood is the St. Louis area’s best kept secret. It’s a wonderful, walkable, very friendly neighborly, and accessible with top-notch schools with high scores and small class sizes. Real estate is hot for all stages of life - young families, professionals, retirees. And you can get to the best St. Louis has to offer in 10-15 minutes. Our family is so happy here.
- 8,025 Population
#109 Best Places to Live in America
- City in Michigan
Nearby Resident: I love Ann Arbor because it has the small town feel, while also having the city and nigh life atmosphere. The heart of this city is located on the campus of The University of Michigan, but it is also surrounded by many tight knit neighborhoods and high schools. There are unlimited restaurants located in downtown Ann Arbor. I have lived here for 16 years and still have not visited 75% of them. If you love family, food, sports, activities, adventure, great school systems, and a caring community then Ann Arbor is the perfect place!
- 119,303 Population
#110 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
Current Resident: It's a lovely community- no gaudy billboards or advertisements that get in your face, plenty of nature, a sweet little downtown with mom & pop shops, good restaurants, and good schools; quite frankly, I think we're experiencing an artistic and cultural renaissance down here! Our local Arts center is one of Cary's trademarks, and has garnered some beneficial urban development around it as well. I think it's a great setting for diversity and raising children, and has plenty of entertainment and resources to go around.
- 159,715 Population
#119 Best Places to Live in America
- Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
Former Resident: I walked my two Vizslas all through Madrona over the years, and got to know various neighbors and small business owners. It's a very nice place to live, quiet
at night, close to urban amenities.
- 10,223 Population
#127 Best Places 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
Mount Lebanon Township
#137 Best Places to Live in America
- Suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Current Resident: This is a wonderful community to live in! The streets are walk-able and everyone is so friendly. I have never felt unsafe or out of place. The town is very liberal and accepting, but there is not that much diversity. Public transportation is wonderful considering the small size of the city. Getting to downtown Pittsburgh is very very easy as there are buses frequently as well as the trolley.
- 32,760 Population
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