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+AAA+ABA
2Gilbert, AZPopulation: 208,45386B+CA+AAAA+
3Irvine, CAPopulation: 212,37585A+FA+AAA+B+
4Arlington, VAPopulation: 207,62785A+FA+AAA+B
5Fremont, CAPopulation: 214,08984A+FA+B+AA+B+
6Chandler, AZPopulation: 236,12382ABC+B+B+B+A+
7Boise, IDPopulation: 205,67182A+A+BABBC
8Henderson, NVPopulation: 257,72982B+D+AB+BAA
9Scottsdale, AZPopulation: 217,38581B+DBAB+AA+
10Irving, TXPopulation: 216,29081A+A+BC+BC+A
11Virginia Beach, VAPopulation: 437,99481ACB+ABB+B+
12Tucson, AZPopulation: 520,11681AA+C+BCBA
13Austin, TXPopulation: 790,39081A+A+FBBBA
14Paradise, NVPopulation: 223,16780A+BCBC+B+A
15Honolulu, HIPopulation: 337,25680A+FC+BBA+A+
16Garland, TXPopulation: 226,87680A+A+CBBCA
17Charlotte, NCPopulation: 731,42480A+A+DB+BBB
18Mesa, AZPopulation: 439,04180BA+CBBBA+
19Reno, NVPopulation: 225,22180A+ACBC+B+C+
20San Jose, CAPopulation: 945,94280A+FBC+B+A+B+
21Jacksonville, FLPopulation: 821,78480A+A+FBC+BA
22Arlington, TXPopulation: 365,43879A+A+FB+BC+A
23Phoenix, AZPopulation: 1,445,63279A+AFC+BBA+
24Raleigh, NCPopulation: 403,89279BACABBB+
25Lexington-Fayette, KYPopulation: 295,80379A+A+DB+C+BC+
26Glendale, AZPopulation: 226,72178AA+FBBBA+
27San Diego, CAPopulation: 1,307,40278A+DBBBA+B+
28Tampa, FLPopulation: 335,70978A+A+D+C+CBA+
29Durham, NCPopulation: 228,33078A+A+FBC+BB
30Aurora, COPopulation: 325,07878A+ACB+BBC
31Lincoln, NEPopulation: 258,37978AA+D+ABC+C
32Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 545,85278A+A+FB+C+BB
33New Orleans, LAPopulation: 343,82978A+A+FC+CBA
34St. Petersburg, FLPopulation: 244,76977A+A+FBCBA+
35El Paso, TXPopulation: 649,12177AA+C+CCCA
36Madison, WIPopulation: 233,20977A+BCAC+BD
37Fort Worth, TXPopulation: 741,20677A+A+FCC+CA
38Greensboro, NCPopulation: 269,66677A+A+FB+C+C+B
39Montgomery, ALPopulation: 205,76477AA+FBCCA
40Las Vegas, NVPopulation: 583,75677ABD+BBB+A
41Houston, TXPopulation: 2,099,45177A+A+FCC+CA
42Fort Wayne, INPopulation: 253,69177A+A+CBCCC
43Bakersfield, CAPopulation: 347,48377A+ADC+C+B+A
44Nashville, TNPopulation: 601,22277A+A+FBC+BB
45Omaha, NEPopulation: 408,95877A+A+FB+BC+C
46Richmond, VAPopulation: 204,21477A+AFC+CBB
47Chula Vista, CAPopulation: 243,91677B+DAC+BAB+
48Dallas, TXPopulation: 1,197,81676A+A+FCC+C+A
49Wichita, KSPopulation: 382,36876A+A+FBC+CB
50Oklahoma City, OKPopulation: 579,99976A+A+FBC+CB
51San Antonio, TXPopulation: 1,327,40776A+A+FC+C+CA
52Winston-Salem, NCPopulation: 229,61776A+A+FBC+C+B
53Riverside, CAPopulation: 303,87176A+D+CCC+AB+
54Baton Rouge, LAPopulation: 229,49376AA+FBCC+A
55North Las Vegas, NVPopulation: 216,96176B+C+CD+BB+A
56Denver, COPopulation: 600,15876A+B+DBC+B+C
57Des Moines, IAPopulation: 203,43376A+A+FBC+CD+
58Los Angeles, CAPopulation: 3,792,62175A+FC+D+CA+A
59Colorado Springs, COPopulation: 416,42775BA+D+AC+BC
60Tulsa, OKPopulation: 391,90675A+A+FB+C+CB
61Corpus Christi, TXPopulation: 305,21575B+A+FC+C+CA+
62Pittsburgh, PAPopulation: 305,70475A+A+DBCDC
63Louisville, KYPopulation: 597,33775A+A+FC+CC+B
64Chesapeake, VAPopulation: 222,20975CCCB+BB+B+
65Anaheim, CAPopulation: 336,26575ADBCBA+A
66Portland, ORPopulation: 583,77675A+CFB+BB+C+
67New York, NYPopulation: 8,175,13375A+FC+CCA+B
68Columbus, OHPopulation: 787,03375A+A+FBCC+C+
69San Francisco, CAPopulation: 805,23575A+FFBBA+C+
70Lubbock, TXPopulation: 229,57374AA+FBCCB+
71Long Beach, CAPopulation: 462,25774A+DCCC+A+B+
72Hialeah, FLPopulation: 224,66974A+BCFCBA+
73Orlando, FLPopulation: 238,30074A+BFBCBA+
74Indianapolis, INPopulation: 820,44574A+A+FBC+CC
75Seattle, WAPopulation: 608,66074A+DFABAC
76St. Paul, MNPopulation: 285,06874A+BFB+C+BD
77Jersey City, NJPopulation: 247,59774A+DCCC+AC+
78Norfolk, VAPopulation: 242,80373BAFBCBB+
79Atlanta, GAPopulation: 420,00373A+B+FC+C+B+B+
80Sacramento, CAPopulation: 466,48873A+D+FC+C+AB
81Washington, DCPopulation: 601,72373A+DFBBAB
82Laredo, TXPopulation: 236,09173B+A+DFCCA+
83Santa Ana, CAPopulation: 324,52873A+DBFC+AB+
84Spokane, WAPopulation: 208,91673A+A+FB+CBD+
85Boston, MAPopulation: 617,59473A+FDBC+AC
86Baltimore, MDPopulation: 620,96173A+A+FCCBB
87Fayetteville, NCPopulation: 200,56472BA+FB+CCB+
88Modesto, CAPopulation: 201,16572A+D+FC+C+B+B+
89Kansas City, MOPopulation: 459,78772AA+FBC+C+C+
90Memphis, TNPopulation: 646,88972AA+FC+CD+B+
91Minneapolis, MNPopulation: 382,57871A+C+FB+C+BD
92Milwaukee, WIPopulation: 594,83371A+A+FC+CC+D+
93Fresno, CAPopulation: 494,66571A+CFCCB+A
94Cincinnati, OHPopulation: 296,94371A+A+FC+D+CC+
95Toledo, OHPopulation: 287,20871B+A+FBCD+C
96Rochester, NYPopulation: 210,56571A+A+FCD+DC
97Philadelphia, PAPopulation: 1,526,00670A+C+FCCC+B
98San Bernardino, CAPopulation: 209,92470BBFD+CB+B+
99Chicago, ILPopulation: 2,695,59870A+CFCCB+C
100Oakland, CAPopulation: 390,72470A+FFCC+A+B
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