Best Places to Live in Massachusetts

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Massachusetts by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Massachusetts is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Massachusetts has a population of 6,692,824 and a population density of 629.7. The capital city is Boston and the largest city in Massachusetts is Boston. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Wellesley, MAPopulation: 28,18887A+FA+A+A+A+D+
2Lexington, MAPopulation: 31,52785A+FA+A+A+A+D+
3Newton, MAPopulation: 85,17785A+FA+A+AA+D+
4Winchester, MAPopulation: 21,43785A+FA+A+A+A+D+
5Hingham, MAPopulation: 5,42785A+FA+A+AA+C
6Brookline, MAPopulation: 58,63485A+FA+A+AA+C
7Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00584A+FA+A+A+A+D+
8Marblehead, MAPopulation: 19,87984A+FA+A+AA+D+
9Reading, MAPopulation: 24,75384A+FA+A+AAD+
10Belmont, MAPopulation: 24,75984A+FA+A+AA+D+
11Melrose, MAPopulation: 27,04384A+FA+AB+AC
12Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76084A+FA+AAAD+
13Newburyport, MAPopulation: 17,46083A+FA+A+B+AD+
14Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18783A+FA+A+AAD+
15Arlington, MAPopulation: 42,95283A+FA+AB+A+D+
16Watertown Town, MAPopulation: 32,07383A+FA+AB+AC
17Swampscott, MAPopulation: 13,82383A+FA+A+AAD+
18Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83783B+FA+A+AA+C
19Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46883AFA+A+AA+D+
20Norwood, MAPopulation: 28,58082A+FA+AB+AD+
21Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41482A+FA+ABAC
22Sharon, MAPopulation: 5,85682B+FA+A+A+AD+
23Topsfield, MAPopulation: 2,80082B+FA+A+A+A+D+
24Cochituate, MAPopulation: 6,56682AFA+A+AA+D+
25Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02982A+FA+AB+AD+
26Wilmington, MAPopulation: 22,39282A+FA+AAAD+
27Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52182AFA+A+B+A+C
28Dedham, MAPopulation: 24,71682A+FA+AB+AD+
29Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41782A+FA+A+AAD
30South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72282C+FA+A+A+A+D+
31Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11882A+FA+A+B+AD+
32Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15182A+DA+AB+AD+
33Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15382CDA+A+B+A+C
34Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33081BFA+A+A+A+D+
35Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25581A+FA+ABAC
36North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47581AFA+A+AA+D+
37Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40581AFA+A+BA+D+
38Rockport, MAPopulation: 5,09581A+FA+A+BAD+
39Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93781A+FA+B+BAD+
40West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45081A+FA+BAA+D+
41Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01381A+DA+ABAD
42Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95481BFA+A+AA+D+
43Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57581A+FA+AAAD+
44Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40181A+FA+AB+AD+
45Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57681A+FA+A+B+A+C
46Mansfield Center, MAPopulation: 8,28881A+FA+AB+AD+
47Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99481ADA+B+B+AD+
48Beverly, MAPopulation: 39,74881A+FA+ABAD+
49Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65481A+FA+ABAC
50Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20481A+FA+ABAD+
51Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83680A+FA+ABAD+
52Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26580DFA+A+A+A+D+
53Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26780B+FA+A+AAD+
54North Plymouth, MAPopulation: 3,62380A+FA+B+C+AD+
55Easthampton Town, MAPopulation: 16,03080A+DA+B+C+B+D+
56Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23180A+FA+ABAD+
57Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17080B+FA+ABAC
58Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05680A+DA+B+BB+D+
59Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80380BFA+AAAC
60East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09680BFA+A+AA+C
61East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38980AFA+ABAC
62Lynnfield, MAPopulation: 11,62880C+FA+A+AA+D+
63Amesbury Town, MAPopulation: 16,34480A+DA+AB+AD+
64North Falmouth, MAPopulation: 2,86180BFA+A+B+A+C
65Norton Center, MAPopulation: 2,88580AFA+BB+AC
66Sagamore, MAPopulation: 3,57680B+FA+ABAC
67Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97480A+FAB+BAC
68North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36780AFA+B+B+AD+
69Forestdale, MAPopulation: 4,49180BFA+A+B+AC
70Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73179A+FAAB+AD+
71Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02679A+FC+ABA+C
72Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16579BFA+A+AAD
73Fiskdale, MAPopulation: 3,07879B+DA+AB+B+D
74Winthrop Town, MAPopulation: 17,58479A+FAABAC
75Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21579A+FAABAD+
76Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37979C+FA+A+BAC
77Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33079A+FB+A+C+AD+
78Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68979A+FA+ABAD+
79Deerfield, MAPopulation: 48279D+C+A+A+ABD
80Milford, MAPopulation: 25,54979A+FA+B+BAD+
81Monomoscoy Island, MAPopulation: 12279FDA+AAA+C
82Kingston, MAPopulation: 5,91779B+FA+ABAD+
83Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68579A+DA+BBB+D
84South Dennis, MAPopulation: 3,37079AFA+AC+AC
85Nahant, MAPopulation: 3,43879BFA+A+BA+C
86Saugus, MAPopulation: 26,76179A+FBAB+AC
87Foxborough, MAPopulation: 5,52479AFA+ABAD+
88Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09879A+FAAC+AD+
89Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26779CFA+A+B+A+C
90Pinehurst, MAPopulation: 7,33379BFA+AAAD+
91Orleans, MAPopulation: 1,56079A+FAA+CAC
92Hopedale, MAPopulation: 4,03979AFAAB+AD+
93Wilbraham, MAPopulation: 3,17479C+FA+AAAD+
94Mashpee Neck, MAPopulation: 77278DDA+A+AAC
95Groton, MAPopulation: 1,02578BFA+AC+AD+
96New Seabury, MAPopulation: 96078DFA+A+AA+C
97Bridgewater, MAPopulation: 7,85178A+FAB+BB+C
98Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61978B+FA+ACAC
99Onset, MAPopulation: 1,17778B+DA+ACB+C
100Monument Beach, MAPopulation: 3,03778CFA+A+B+AC
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