Best Cities In America

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live across the United States of America. By assigning a Livability Score out of 100 for each city, AreaVibes ranks more than 20,000 cities across the United States of America. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm based on various important metrics for each city, including: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. The higher the score, the better the city (in our opinion). Use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
Best cities in
United States of America
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Plano, TXPopulation: 259,84188A+AAB+AB+A
2Gilbert, AZPopulation: 208,45386B+CA+BAAA+
3Irvine, CAPopulation: 212,37585A+FA+BAA+B+
4Arlington, VAPopulation: 207,62785A+FA+C+AA+B
5Fremont, CAPopulation: 214,08984A+FA+C+AA+B+
6Chandler, AZPopulation: 236,12382ABC+C+B+AA+
7Boise, IDPopulation: 205,67182A+A+BBBBC
8Henderson, NVPopulation: 257,72982B+D+ABBAA
9Scottsdale, AZPopulation: 217,38581B+DBBB+A+A+
10Irving, TXPopulation: 216,29081A+A+BCBBA
11Virginia Beach, VAPopulation: 437,99481ACB+BBB+B+
12Tucson, AZPopulation: 520,11681AA+C+CCBA
13Austin, TXPopulation: 790,39081A+A+FC+BBA
14Paradise, NVPopulation: 223,16780A+BCCC+B+A
15Honolulu, HIPopulation: 337,25680A+FC+CBA+A+
16Garland, TXPopulation: 226,87680A+A+CCBC+A
17Charlotte, NCPopulation: 731,42480A+A+DC+BBB
18Mesa, AZPopulation: 439,04180BA+CCBB+A+
19Reno, NVPopulation: 225,22180A+ACCC+AC+
20San Jose, CAPopulation: 945,94280A+FBCB+A+B+
21Jacksonville, FLPopulation: 821,78480A+A+FCC+BA
22Arlington, TXPopulation: 365,43879A+A+FC+BBA
23Phoenix, AZPopulation: 1,445,63279A+AFD+BB+A+
24Raleigh, NCPopulation: 403,89279BACBBB+B+
25Lexington-Fayette, KYPopulation: 295,80379A+A+DC+C+BC+
26Glendale, AZPopulation: 226,72178AA+FCBB+A+
27San Diego, CAPopulation: 1,307,40278A+DBCBAB+
28Tampa, FLPopulation: 335,70978A+A+D+D+CBA+
29Durham, NCPopulation: 228,33078A+A+FCC+BB
30Aurora, COPopulation: 325,07878A+ACC+BBC
31Lincoln, NEPopulation: 258,37978AA+D+BBBC
32Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 545,85278A+A+FBC+B+B
33New Orleans, LAPopulation: 343,82978A+A+FCCBA
34St. Petersburg, FLPopulation: 244,76977A+A+FCCBA+
35El Paso, TXPopulation: 649,12177AA+C+DCCA
36Madison, WIPopulation: 233,20977A+BCBC+BD
37Fort Worth, TXPopulation: 741,20677A+A+FD+C+CA
38Greensboro, NCPopulation: 269,66677A+A+FC+C+BB
39Montgomery, ALPopulation: 205,76477AA+FCCC+A
40Las Vegas, NVPopulation: 583,75677ABD+CBB+A
41Houston, TXPopulation: 2,099,45177A+A+FDC+C+A
42Fort Wayne, INPopulation: 253,69177A+A+CCCCC
43Bakersfield, CAPopulation: 347,48377A+ADD+C+BA
44Nashville, TNPopulation: 601,22277A+A+FC+C+BB
45Omaha, NEPopulation: 408,95877A+A+FBBBC
46Richmond, VAPopulation: 204,21477A+AFCCBB
47Chula Vista, CAPopulation: 243,91677B+DAD+BAB+
48Dallas, TXPopulation: 1,197,81676A+A+FDC+C+A
49Wichita, KSPopulation: 382,36876A+A+FC+C+C+B
50Oklahoma City, OKPopulation: 579,99976A+A+FCC+C+B
51San Antonio, TXPopulation: 1,327,40776A+A+FD+C+CA
52Winston-Salem, NCPopulation: 229,61776A+A+FCC+C+B
53Riverside, CAPopulation: 303,87176A+D+CD+C+B+B+
54Baton Rouge, LAPopulation: 229,49376AA+FC+CBA
55North Las Vegas, NVPopulation: 216,96176B+C+CDBB+A
56Denver, COPopulation: 600,15876A+B+DCC+BC
57Des Moines, IAPopulation: 203,43376A+A+FC+C+C+D+
58Los Angeles, CAPopulation: 3,792,62175A+FC+FCAA
59Colorado Springs, COPopulation: 416,42775BA+D+BC+BC
60Tulsa, OKPopulation: 391,90675A+A+FC+C+BB
61Corpus Christi, TXPopulation: 305,21575B+A+FCC+CA+
62Pittsburgh, PAPopulation: 305,70475A+A+DCCCC
63Louisville, KYPopulation: 597,33775A+A+FCCCB
64Chesapeake, VAPopulation: 222,20975CCCC+BB+B+
65Anaheim, CAPopulation: 336,26575ADBDBAA
66Portland, ORPopulation: 583,77675A+CFC+BAC+
67New York, NYPopulation: 8,175,13375A+FC+D+CAB
68Columbus, OHPopulation: 787,03375A+A+FC+CC+C+
69San Francisco, CAPopulation: 805,23575A+FFCBA+C+
70Lubbock, TXPopulation: 229,57374AA+FCCCB+
71Long Beach, CAPopulation: 462,25774A+DCDC+AB+
72Hialeah, FLPopulation: 224,66974A+BCFCBA+
73Orlando, FLPopulation: 238,30074A+BFCCBA+
74Indianapolis, INPopulation: 820,44574A+A+FCC+C+C
75Seattle, WAPopulation: 608,66074A+DFBBA+C
76St. Paul, MNPopulation: 285,06874A+BFC+C+BD
77Jersey City, NJPopulation: 247,59774A+DCD+C+B+C+
78Norfolk, VAPopulation: 242,80373BAFCCBB+
79Atlanta, GAPopulation: 420,00373A+B+FCC+B+B+
80Sacramento, CAPopulation: 466,48873A+D+FD+C+B+B
81Washington, DCPopulation: 601,72373A+DFCBAB
82Laredo, TXPopulation: 236,09173B+A+DFCCA+
83Santa Ana, CAPopulation: 324,52873A+DBFC+AB+
84Spokane, WAPopulation: 208,91673A+A+FC+CBD+
85Boston, MAPopulation: 617,59473A+FDCC+AC
86Baltimore, MDPopulation: 620,96173A+A+FDCC+B
87Fayetteville, NCPopulation: 200,56472BA+FC+CC+B+
88Modesto, CAPopulation: 201,16572A+D+FD+C+B+B+
89Kansas City, MOPopulation: 459,78772AA+FC+C+C+C+
90Memphis, TNPopulation: 646,88972AA+FCCCB+
91Minneapolis, MNPopulation: 382,57871A+C+FC+C+BD
92Milwaukee, WIPopulation: 594,83371A+A+FD+CC+D+
93Fresno, CAPopulation: 494,66571A+CFDCBA
94Cincinnati, OHPopulation: 296,94371A+A+FCD+C+C+
95Toledo, OHPopulation: 287,20871B+A+FCCCC
96Rochester, NYPopulation: 210,56571A+A+FDD+CC
97Philadelphia, PAPopulation: 1,526,00670A+C+FD+CCB
98San Bernardino, CAPopulation: 209,92470BBFFCBB+
99Chicago, ILPopulation: 2,695,59870A+CFDCB+C
100Oakland, CAPopulation: 390,72470A+FFD+C+AB
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