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#4 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Indiana
- Rating 4.3 out of 5 279 reviews
Current Resident: I’ve lived many places as an adult and my wife and I chose Carmel as the place to raise our family. Our initial exposure was visiting friends that had recently relocated here from California. I’ve never been anywhere that has the combination of great neighborhoods , amazing schools, outstanding athletic programs, quality restaurants all in a safe and affordable environment. I’m convinced that this is the best place to raise a family in the country! ...Admittedly, we’ve recently noticed the school board adopting more liberal policies and it appears to be proactively recruiting left leaning board members. We left our prior community in suburban Connecticut for this reason as the schools started to decline so we are particularly sensitive to this. That said, I believe the community as a whole is conservative and won’t allow this bent to ruin a good thing. ...I would highly recommend this a place to raise a family. It’s truly a hidden gem!
- 97,464 Population
#6 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in New Mexico
- Rating 3.71 out of 5 21 reviews
Current Resident: Los Alamos is a great town for outdoor enthusiasts. Miles and miles of trails, great camping sites all over, rock climbing, skiing, rafting...The longest commute to work is 15 minutes. The town is very safe, and the schools are good. Schools used to be 10/10, but in the past few years, they went down to 7/10. My oldest child is much older than my youngest, and helping at schools with both of them, I can see the difference :(...The downside of Los Alamos, is that many local residents have a mentality of living here temporary, and do not invest much in local businesses, they shop "off the hill". For the town with a median household income twice the national average, Los Alamos invests very little in itself. Poor entertainment and shopping as a result...The housing also looks a little depressing. The majority of the houses were built in the early era of Los Alamos, and only a few are remodeled. These old houses create a certain look, which may take some time to get used to...
- 12,666 Population
#8 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.71 out of 5 24 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.
- 16,588 Population
#10 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Boston, MA
- Rating 4.09 out of 5 133 reviews
Current Resident: Brookline's public transportation is excellent, and restaurants and businesses are everywhere in the historic districts, making shopping and dining an overall experience. LIVING in Brookline is a little bit more difficult though, as all parking is reserved for shoppers and visitors, so if you plan on being a resident here, plan on renting a separate home for your vehicle (Craigslist). ...You're a stones-throw from most activities though, and it may be more advantageous for those who can to avoid having a car all together. The only other downside to living in Brookline is the cost of rent. A one bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3,000 on the high end, so be prepared! ...Living here has been a great experience so far, just a little strapping on the wallet.
- 59,180 Population
#12 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Toledo, OH
- Rating 4 out of 5 12 reviews
Current Resident: A great community that provides outstanding safety and service for its residents, excellent walking and cycling routes along it's streets, and the top school system in Ohio year after year. Shopping and dining is abundant in the area along with cultural and sporting venues events. You really feel like you are part of a community!...
- 4,450 Population
#14 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.16 out of 5 136 reviews
Current Resident: Chesterfield is a very nice neighborhood! The people around here are friendly and it's a great place to raise a family. The neighboring schools are an amazing place to get a quality education. You're close enough to the city of St. Louis but in a quiet enough area. There's beautiful wildlife around here as well, such as deer, cardinals, and even hawks. It's a perfect place to settle and start roots...
- 47,605 Population
#17 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- Rating 4.33 out of 5 72 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...
- 26,280 Population
#20 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- Rating 4.5 out of 5 28 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...
- 8,716 Population
#22 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Raleigh, NC
- Rating 4.19 out of 5 478 reviews
Current Resident: Cary is a very nice area to live. There are many great schools around for children. There are also numerous unique community programs for children, adults, and seniors. Cary has a great variety of restaurants in addition to the shopping opportunities. The American Tobacco Trail and greenways throughout the town provide a great way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. There are also several outdoor events throughout the year that are great for the whole family including food truck rodeos, music concerts, and festivals. Overall, Cary is a great place for individuals, couples, families, and even pets as it provides exceptional opportunities and a welcoming community feel!...
- 166,268 Population
#23 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- Rating 4.13 out of 5 15 reviews
Current Resident: Swarthmore is a delightful, safe town in which to raise a family. The schools are excellent, many of the homes historic, and it is just a quick ride to Media or to Philadelphia. Being near Swarthmore College and its beautiful campus is obviously a huge plus. Contrary to the report on this site, the folks who live in Swarthmore tend to lean very liberal. Town co-op, farmer's market, and nice sidewalks are all bonuses...
- 6,318 Population
#24 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Indianapolis, IN
- Rating 4.11 out of 5 383 reviews
Current Resident: I’ve lived in Fishers my whole life. It’s a very neat little community and I love it with all my heart. The people are very friendly and there are a lot of job opportunities in the restaurant and business industries. Construction and improvements are being made often to make Fishers a better community in which to live and work. The downtown area is a short walk away from most neighborhoods, and it’s only a short drive to Indianapolis. I would really recommend it to anyone looking for a place to crash for the weekend or to live in after retirement. It’s just a really great community!...
- 90,332 Population
#25 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.58 out of 5 19 reviews
Current Resident: Overall, the location of Olivette is pretty good. It is within a 15 minute drive to other counties such as Ladue, Creve Coeur, Brentwood, and Clayton. Stacey Park is a great park for families and friends to go for a walk or an afternoon on the playground...
- 7,849 Population
#27 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb in Kansas
- Rating 4.35 out of 5 62 reviews
Current Resident: The community in Prairie Village is great! While shopping at the Village or riding bikes around Meadowbrook park, people from around the neighborhood will smile and start conversations with you. The only issues are that there is a large lack of diversity and it's far more expensive than surrounding neighborhoods...
- 22,170 Population
#33 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Rochester, NY
- Rating 3.72 out of 5 79 reviews
Current Resident: Brighton is a very safe and united community. The resources provided here is phenomenal and the community gives back so much. The public schools are some of the best in New York. Everyone is so friendly and kind! Also, it is a very open community with beautiful parks. Although I could say that it needs more diversity, everyone is so accepting and open minded!...
- 36,272 Population
#34 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Georgia
- Rating 4.25 out of 5 333 reviews
Current Resident: Other than traffic and noise, it is a wonderful place. You can escape the noise, but it is hard to escape the traffic congestion. Great schools, terrific shopping of all kinds, remarkably upbeat and positive downtown with fantastic restaurants, safe town square for getting out to see neighbors, browse unique shops, dine at unique and delicious restaurants. Avalon shopping can't be beat! Very little crime. Top place to raise a family...
- 65,590 Population
#35 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Dallas, TX
- Rating 4.1 out of 5 207 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!...
- 41,645 Population
#37 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Town in Michigan
- Rating 4.14 out of 5 245 reviews
Current Resident: I really liked how in Troy there are many options in pursuing different high school educations. There is a whole school based on the IB Program. Then the two main high schools are large and inviting and the Niles High School helos students ready for their future jobs get their quicker. There are also opportunities for so much diversity. As in my own neighborhood, we are filled with different people and languages, and ethnicities!...
- 83,989 Population
#40 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
- Rating 4.07 out of 5 15 reviews
Current Resident: Honestly it is the perfect location. It is close to the city of Philadelphia, but not too close. If someone is searching for a great and friendly community, this is it!
- 4,345 Population
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#43 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
- Rating 4.11 out of 5 87 reviews
Current Resident: Mt Lebanon is close to the city, with a few t and bus stops in the area, while maintaining a quiet suburban feel. Its a cute area and has many walkable restaurants/shops, but diversity is a major issue. Mt Lebanon is overwhelmingly white and does not have many cultural sites or attempts at inclusivity. Even the restaurants in the area are mainly Eurocentric. The school district is fantastic at surface level, but fails to provide students with an adequate education about the history of nonwhite countries, present day struggles for people of color, and doubles down on white washing literature and American history. If the issue of diversity in this town was actually talked about and those in charge began instituting changes, this would be a fantastic place to live and raise a family, but it is impossible to ignore this huge red flag...
- 32,303 Population
#46 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Milwaukee, WI
- Rating 4.11 out of 5 27 reviews
Current Resident: The best public and private schools in the state attract families committed to a family-centric lifestyle. Children safely walk to school on tree lined streets. Houses include mansions and modest ranches, all lovingly landscaped. You find 2 parks on Lake Michigan, easy access to bike paths, tennis courts, a new baseball park, unique stores and cafes, and much more. All of these amenities result in high property taxes which everyone proudly complains about!...
- 13,972 Population
#47 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of St. Louis, MO
- Rating 4.52 out of 5 104 reviews
Current Resident: Ballwin has been the town where my childhood has taken place. I wasn’t always here between my mom living in Wentzville, Potosi, and Chesterfield, but my dad has always been here. Along with years of childhood memories and great places to visit, Ballwin is always a place that has made me feel safe. All my friends, neighbors, classmates and teachers always are supportive and care about each other and it is an amazing thing to experience. I know for a fact that not all towns are as welcoming as Ballwin is and I am thankful to live where I am...
- 30,252 Population
#49 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Birmingham, AL
- Rating 4.19 out of 5 64 reviews
Former Resident: My experience at Homewood has been nothing but the best! I was raised in Homewood and went to Homewood City Schools for the majority of my life. The teachers at Homewood want nothing but the best for their students. They go the long mile to provide an environment of learning that enables students to be individuals of their own. Homewood is a family oriented community. They strive to do their best to keep the community going. The community has fundraisers, events, and foundations to give back to the city. As a senior in college finishing up my last semester, I appreciate the people who have raised and helped me achieve my overall success!...
- 25,534 Population
#51 Best Suburbs to Live in America
- Suburb of Chicago, IL
- Rating 3.93 out of 5 156 reviews
Former Resident: As a young adult growing up in BG exposed me to the best part of IL. Once I got out of IL to neighboring states such as Iowa and Wisconsin I realized that Illinios is very kind to those with diverse backgrounds. It gives them a safe environment to grow up in and shelters those from Russia, United Kingdom, Middle East, India, Asia from the racism in other states. However, the con to Buffalo Grove is that unless you grew up there it can be tough to make it out there and earn a decent living and afford the expensive house rates. I moved there with my mother from Egypt and having grown up abroad in the in the Middle East as well as UK I realized that American culture even in Illinois isnt very easy to understand. To become successful in America is a game of luck...
- 41,062 Population