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.
Best cities in
United States of America
Population minimum
Population maximum
Sorted by
Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Wellesley, MAPopulation: 28,18886A+FA+A+A+A+D+
2Lexington, MAPopulation: 31,52785A+FA+A+A+A+D+
3Newton, MAPopulation: 85,17785A+FA+A+AA+D+
4Brookline, MAPopulation: 58,63485A+FA+A+AA+C
5Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00585A+FA+A+A+A+D+
6Winchester, MAPopulation: 21,43784A+FA+A+A+A+D+
7Belmont, MAPopulation: 24,75984A+FA+A+AA+D+
8Newburyport, MAPopulation: 17,46084A+FA+A+B+AD+
9Hingham, MAPopulation: 5,42783AFA+A+AA+C
10Melrose, MAPopulation: 27,04383A+FA+AB+AC
11Marblehead, MAPopulation: 19,87983A+FA+A+AA+D+
12Arlington, MAPopulation: 42,95283A+FA+AB+A+D+
13Reading, MAPopulation: 24,75383A+FA+A+AAD+
14Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76083A+FA+AAAD+
15Swampscott, MAPopulation: 13,82383A+FA+A+AAD+
16Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83783B+FA+A+AA+C
17Norwood, MAPopulation: 28,58082A+FA+AB+AD+
18Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52182AFA+A+B+A+C
19Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15382CDA+A+B+A+C
20Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33081BFA+A+A+A+D+
21Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02981A+FA+AB+AD+
22Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41781AFA+A+AAD
23Topsfield, MAPopulation: 2,80081BFA+A+A+A+D+
24Dedham, MAPopulation: 24,71681A+FA+AB+AD+
25Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93781A+FA+B+BAD+
26Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41481AFA+ABAC
27Wilmington, MAPopulation: 22,39281B+FA+AAAD+
28Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73181A+FA+AB+AD+
29Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18781BFA+A+AAD+
30Beverly, MAPopulation: 39,74881A+FA+ABAD+
31Cochituate, MAPopulation: 6,56681BFA+A+AA+D+
32Sharon, MAPopulation: 5,85681C+FA+A+A+AD+
33Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46881BFA+A+AA+D+
34Rockport, MAPopulation: 5,09581AFA+A+BAD+
35Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01381A+DA+ABAD
36Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26580DFA+A+A+A+D+
37Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25580A+FAABAC
38Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83680A+FA+ABAD+
39Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11880A+FAA+B+AD+
40West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45080AFA+BAA+D+
41Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40580BFA+A+BA+D+
42Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40180AFA+AB+AD+
43Lynnfield, MAPopulation: 11,62880C+FA+A+AA+D+
44East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09680BFA+A+AA+C
45South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72280D+FA+A+A+A+D+
46Nantucket, MAPopulation: 7,78080A+FB+AB+A+C
47East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38980AFA+ABAC
48Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05679ADA+B+BB+D+
49Mansfield Center, MAPopulation: 8,28879AFA+AB+AD+
50Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16579BFA+A+AAD
51Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95479CFA+A+AA+D+
52Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65479AFA+ABAC
53Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15179ADA+AB+AD+
54Buzzards Bay, MAPopulation: 3,01079BDA+A+BB+C
55Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20479B+FA+ABAD+
56North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36779B+FA+B+B+AD+
57Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09879A+FA+AC+AD+
58Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99479BDA+B+B+AD+
59Methuen Town, MAPopulation: 47,23879A+DA+B+BB+D+
60Monomoscoy Island, MAPopulation: 12279FDA+AAA+C
61Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23179A+FAABAD+
62Deerfield, MAPopulation: 48279D+C+A+A+ABD
63Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80379BFAAAAC
64Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02679A+FCABA+C
65Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57579AFAAAAD+
66Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26779CFA+A+B+A+C
67Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33079A+FB+A+C+AD+
68North Falmouth, MAPopulation: 2,86179CFA+A+B+A+C
69Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26779CFA+A+AAD+
70Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57678A+FBA+B+A+C
71Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68578A+DA+BBB+D
72Mashpee Neck, MAPopulation: 77278DDA+A+AAC
73Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97478A+FBB+BAC
74Groton, MAPopulation: 1,02578BFA+AC+AD+
75Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37978C+FA+A+BAC
76New Seabury, MAPopulation: 96078DFA+A+AA+C
77Williamstown, MAPopulation: 3,78778BDA+A+BAD
78Great Barrington, MAPopulation: 2,40078A+DA+B+CAD
79Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17078CFA+ABAC
80Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61978B+FA+ACAC
81Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21578A+FAABAD+
82Onset, MAPopulation: 1,17778B+DA+ACB+C
83Cordaville, MAPopulation: 2,58878FFA+A+A+AD
84Monument Beach, MAPopulation: 3,03778D+FA+A+B+AC
85North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47578D+FA+A+AA+D+
86The Pinehills, MAPopulation: 1,00878FFA+A+AA+D+
87Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68978AFA+ABAD+
88Townsend, MAPopulation: 1,00478BD+A+AC+BD+
89Seabrook, MAPopulation: 37778D+DA+A+BAC
90Marlborough, MAPopulation: 38,49178A+DAB+BAD+
91Harwich Port, MAPopulation: 2,00078D+FA+A+BA+C
92Saugus, MAPopulation: 26,76178A+FC+AB+AC
93Danvers, MAPopulation: 26,56878A+FBAB+AD+
94Pinehurst, MAPopulation: 7,33377C+FA+AAAD+
95Hopkinton, MAPopulation: 2,17777CFA+ABAD+
96Popponesset Island, MAPopulation: 15977FDA+A+BA+C
97Foxborough, MAPopulation: 5,52477B+FA+ABAD+
98Quincy, MAPopulation: 92,07877A+FB+B+BAD+
99Smith Mills, MAPopulation: 5,20277ADA+C+BB+C
100Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, MAPopulation: 4,86777CFA+A+B+AD+
Photos provided by Panoramio. Photos are under the copyright of their owners.