Best Places To Live In Massachusetts 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Wellesley, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,858
85
  • Lexington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,306
85
  • Winchester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,863
85
  • Needham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,540
84
  • Newton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,945
84
  • Hingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,199
83
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,393
83
  • Sharon, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,010
83
  • Medfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,964
83
  • Duxbury, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,197
83
  • Marblehead, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,163
83
  • Topsfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,983
82
  • Nantucket, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,787
82
  • Newburyport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,662
82
  • Arlington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,728
82
  • Andover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,953
82
  • Melrose, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,509
82
  • Dover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,249
82
  • Cochituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,637
82
  • Brookline, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,016
82
  • Watertown Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,880
81
  • Reading, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,176
81
  • Rockport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,832
81
  • Stoneham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,611
81
  • Norwood, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,844
81
  • Vineyard Haven, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,384
81
  • Swampscott, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,912
81
  • Dedham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,111
81
  • Wilmington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,907
81
  • Walpole, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,910
80
  • Cordaville, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,550
80
  • Teaticket, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,441
80
  • West Concord, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,085
80
  • Essex, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,733
80
  • Wakefield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,835
80
  • Hopkinton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,509
80
  • North Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,962
80
  • Westborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,061
80
  • Beverly, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,370
80
  • Belmont, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,173
80
  • Milton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,204
80
  • Marion Center, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,176
80
  • South Duxbury, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,752
80
  • Medford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,981
80
  • Littleton Common, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,845
80
  • Northborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,613
80
  • Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,623
80
  • Williamstown, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,173
80
  • Waltham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,908
80
  • Cambridge, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,844
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Massachusetts for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Massachusetts is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Massachusetts has a population of 6,657,291 and a population density of 629.7 people per square mile. The capital city is Boston and the largest city in Massachusetts is Boston. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.