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+
4Hingham, MAPopulation: 5,42785A+FA+A+AA+C
5Winchester, MAPopulation: 21,43785A+FA+A+A+A+D+
6Brookline, MAPopulation: 58,63485A+FA+A+AA+C
7Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00584A+FA+A+A+A+D+
8Reading, MAPopulation: 24,75384A+FA+A+AAD+
9Belmont, MAPopulation: 24,75984A+FA+A+AA+D+
10Newburyport, MAPopulation: 17,46084A+FA+A+B+AD+
11Marblehead, MAPopulation: 19,87984A+FA+A+AA+D+
12Swampscott, MAPopulation: 13,82384A+FA+A+AAD+
13Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76084A+FA+AAAD+
14Melrose, MAPopulation: 27,04383A+FA+AB+AC
15Arlington, MAPopulation: 42,95283A+FA+AB+A+D+
16Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18783A+FA+A+AAD+
17Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83783B+FA+A+AA+C
18Watertown Town, MAPopulation: 32,07382A+FA+AB+AC
19Sharon, MAPopulation: 5,85682B+FA+A+A+AD+
20Topsfield, MAPopulation: 2,80082B+FA+A+A+A+D+
21Wilmington, MAPopulation: 22,39282A+FA+AAAD+
22Cochituate, MAPopulation: 6,56682AFA+A+AA+D+
23Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02982A+FA+AB+AD+
24Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46882AFA+A+AA+D+
25Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52182AFA+A+B+A+C
26Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41482A+FA+ABAC
27Norwood, MAPopulation: 28,58082A+FA+AB+AD+
28Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41782A+FA+A+AAD
29South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72282C+FA+A+A+A+D+
30Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15382CDA+A+B+A+C
31Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40182A+FA+AB+AD+
32Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33081BFA+A+A+A+D+
33Dedham, MAPopulation: 24,71681A+FA+AB+AD+
34North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47581AFA+A+AA+D+
35Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40581AFA+A+BA+D+
36Rockport, MAPopulation: 5,09581A+FA+A+BAD+
37Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93781A+FA+B+BAD+
38West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45081A+FA+BAA+D+
39Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73181A+FA+AB+AD+
40Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01381A+DA+ABAD
41Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95481BFA+A+AA+D+
42Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11881A+FAA+B+AD+
43Beverly, MAPopulation: 39,74881A+FA+ABAD+
44Mansfield Center, MAPopulation: 8,28881A+FA+AB+AD+
45Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99481ADA+B+B+AD+
46Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25581A+FAABAC
47Williamstown, MAPopulation: 3,78781A+DA+A+BAD
48Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20481A+FA+ABAD+
49Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26580DFA+A+A+A+D+
50Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26780B+FA+A+AAD+
51Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83680A+FA+ABAD+
52Winthrop Town, MAPopulation: 17,58480A+FA+ABAC
53North Plymouth, MAPopulation: 3,62380A+FA+B+C+AD+
54Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15180A+DA+AB+AD+
55Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17080B+FA+ABAC
56Nantucket, MAPopulation: 7,78080A+FB+AB+A+C
57Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65480A+FA+ABAC
58Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05680A+DA+B+BB+D+
59East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38980AFA+ABAC
60East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09680BFA+A+AA+C
61Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09880A+FA+AC+AD+
62Lynnfield, MAPopulation: 11,62880C+FA+A+AA+D+
63North Falmouth, MAPopulation: 2,86180BFA+A+B+A+C
64Norton Center, MAPopulation: 2,88580AFA+BB+AC
65Sagamore, MAPopulation: 3,57680B+FA+ABAC
66Amesbury Town, MAPopulation: 16,34480A+DAAB+AD+
67Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23180A+FAABAD+
68North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36780AFA+B+B+AD+
69Forestdale, MAPopulation: 4,49180BFA+A+B+AC
70Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57579A+FAAAAD+
71Nahant, MAPopulation: 3,43879BFA+A+BA+C
72Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16579BFA+A+AAD
73Fiskdale, MAPopulation: 3,07879B+DA+AB+B+D
74Methuen Town, MAPopulation: 47,23879A+DA+B+BB+D+
75Monomoscoy Island, MAPopulation: 12279FDA+AAA+C
76Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68979A+FA+ABAD+
77Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21579A+FAABAD+
78Deerfield, MAPopulation: 48279D+C+A+A+ABD
79Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02679A+FCABA+C
80South Dennis, MAPopulation: 3,37079AFA+AC+AC
81Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68579A+DA+BBB+D
82Hopedale, MAPopulation: 4,03979AFAAB+AD+
83Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33079A+FB+A+C+AD+
84Foxborough, MAPopulation: 5,52479AFA+ABAD+
85Pinehurst, MAPopulation: 7,33379BFA+AAAD+
86Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26779CFA+A+B+A+C
87Marlborough, MAPopulation: 38,49179A+DAB+BAD+
88Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57678A+FBA+B+A+C
89Mashpee Neck, MAPopulation: 77278DDA+A+AAC
90Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97478A+FBB+BAC
91Groton, MAPopulation: 1,02578BFA+AC+AD+
92Kingston, MAPopulation: 5,91778B+FA+ABAD+
93Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37978C+FA+A+BAC
94New Seabury, MAPopulation: 96078DFA+A+AA+C
95Great Barrington, MAPopulation: 2,40078A+DA+B+CAD
96Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80378BFAAAAC
97Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61978B+FA+ACAC
98Onset, MAPopulation: 1,17778B+DA+ACB+C
99Monument Beach, MAPopulation: 3,03778CFA+A+B+AC
100Milford, MAPopulation: 25,54978A+FAB+BAD+
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