Top 100 Cities In Massachusetts

Best Places to Live in Massachusetts AreaVibes scores the livability of more than 20,000 cities and neighborhoods across America based on their overall Livability Score. More infoTo sort by population, simply drag the slider left or right to find the range you're looking for. You can also sort each category by clicking on the category name to sort by highest to lowest or lowest to highest. If you've added up all the individual scores for each city and found that they don't equal 100, it's not because we're bad at math. Each category has a different weight, which results in the overall score being adjusted accordingly.
Rank  City
Livability Score
Cost of Living
Crime Index
1Wellesley, MA85A+FA+B+A+A+C
2Lexington, MA84A+FA+B+A+A+C
3Newton, MA84A+FA+BAA+C
4Needham, MA83A+FA+BAA+C
5Belmont, MA83A+FA+BAA+C
6Winchester, MA83A+FA+BA+A+C
7Hingham, MA82AFA+BAA+C
8Arlington, MA82A+FA+BB+A+C
9Brookline, MA82A+FA+BB+A+C
10Reading, MA82A+FA+B+AA+C
11Norwood, MA82A+FA+BB+AC
12Franklin, MA82A+FA+BAAC
13Andover, MA82A+FA+BB+A+C
14Swampscott, MA82A+FA+BAA+C
15Watertown, MA82A+FA+BB+A+C
16Melrose, MA82A+FA+BB+A+C
17Marblehead, MA81A+FA+B+AA+C
18Newburyport, MA81A+FA+BB+AC
19Medfield, MA80BFA+B+AA+C
20Amherst Center, MA80A+D+A+B+C+AC
21North Pembroke, MA80B+FA+BAAC
22Stoneham, MA80AFA+BB+AC
23Northborough, MA80AFA+BB+AD+
24Cochituate, MA80BFA+BAA+C
25Duxbury, MA80BFA+BA+A+C
26Wilmington, MA80B+FA+BAAC
27Rockport, MA80AFA+B+BA+C
28Groton, MA80BDA+B+B+A+C
29West Concord, MA80AFA+C+AA+C
30Topsfield, MA80C+FA+BAA+C
31Wakefield, MA79A+FA+BB+AC
32Dedham, MA79A+FABB+AC
33Gloucester, MA79A+FA+C+BAC
34Longmeadow, MA79BDA+C+AAC
35Beverly, MA79A+FABBAC
36Waltham, MA79A+FAC+BAC
37Dover, MA79DFA+BA+A+C
38Winthrop, MA79A+FA+BBAC
39Marshfield, MA79AFA+BB+AC
40Walpole, MA79BFA+BB+AC
41Vineyard Haven, MA79AFA+BC+AC
42Scituate, MA79BFA+B+B+A+C
43Lynnfield, MA79C+FA+BAA+C
44Norton Center, MA79C+DA+B+B+AC
45Hudson, MA79ADA+C+BAC
46Cordaville, MA78CFA+BA+A+D+
47Maynard, MA78AFA+BB+AC
48Westborough, MA78A+FA+BBAD+
49Burlington, MA78AFABAAC
50Milton, MA78CFA+BAA+C
51Chatham, MA78A+FA+BBA+C
52Sharon, MA78C+FA+BAAC
53Lee, MA78AB+A+BCBD+
54Woburn, MA78A+FABBAC
55South Duxbury, MA78D+FA+BA+A+C
56Littleton Common, MA78BDA+BB+AC
57Amesbury, MA78ADA+C+BAC
58Medford, MA78A+FBBBAC
59Lenox, MA78ACA+B+C+B+D+
60Williamstown, MA78BB+ABC+B+D+
61South Deerfield, MA78BC+A+C+BB+D+
62Teaticket, MA78B+FA+BC+AC
63Braintree, MA78A+FB+BB+AC
64Marion Center, MA78CFA+B+B+A+C
65Framingham, MA78AFABBAC
66Shelburne Falls, MA78C+BA+BC+BD+
67Ipswich, MA77B+FA+BC+AC
68South Ashburnham, MA77DB+A+BBBC
69North Scituate, MA77D+FA+B+AA+C
70Nantucket, MA77A+FBBBA+C
71Great Barrington, MA77A+D+B+B+CB+D+
72Somerville, MA77A+FBC+BA+C
73Abington, MA77AFA+C+B+AC
74North Falmouth, MA77CFA+BB+AC
75Millis-Clicquot, MA77BFA+BB+AC
76Hopedale, MA77BDA+BB+AC
77Boxford, MA77FFA+AA+A+C
78Hopkinton, MA77CFA+B+BAC
79Methuen, MA77A+DACBB+C
80Cambridge, MA77A+FCBBA+C
81Salem, MA77A+DBC+BAC
82Mansfield Center, MA77ADABBAC
83Harwich Center, MA77C+FA+BC+AC
84Nahant, MA77DFA+BB+A+C
85Agawam, MA77BD+A+C+BB+D+
86East Sandwich, MA77D+FA+BB+AC
87Mattapoisett Center, MA77CFA+C+BAC
88Peabody, MA77A+FB+C+BAC
89West Chatham, MA77C+FA+BC+A+C
90Plymouth, MA76A+FAC+C+B+C
91East Harwich, MA76BFA+BBAC
92Quincy, MA76A+FBC+BAC
93Weymouth, MA76AFB+BBAC
94South Dennis, MA76BDA+BC+B+C
95Northfield, MA76DC+A+B+BB+D+
96South Lancaster, MA76C+DA+BBB+C
97Essex, MA76D+FA+BBA+C
98Greenfield, MA76A+AC+C+CBD+
99Saugus, MA76A+FCBBAC
100Foxborough, MA76B+DA+BBAC