AreaVibes reveals the best places to live across the United States of America for 2017. By assigning a Livability Score out of 100 for each city, AreaVibes ranks more than 35,000 cities and neighborhoods across the United States. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm that analyzes dozens of characteristics in various different categories, 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 to sort by population or by category.