Best Places To Live In Massachusetts 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Wellesley, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,188
84
  • Lexington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,527
84
  • Needham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,005
84
  • Winchester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,437
83
  • Newton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,177
83
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,760
83
  • Hingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,427
82
  • Sharon, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,856
82
  • Marblehead, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,879
82
  • Vineyard Haven, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,521
82
  • Medfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,468
82
  • Topsfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,800
82
  • Nantucket, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,780
82
  • Melrose, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,043
82
  • Newburyport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,460
81
  • Dover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,265
81
  • Brookline, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,634
81
  • Watertown Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,073
81
  • Andover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,029
81
  • Arlington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,952
81
  • Reading, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,753
81
  • Walpole, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,187
81
  • Duxbury, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,330
81
  • Stoneham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,414
81
  • Swampscott, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,823
81
  • Norwood, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,580
81
  • Woods Hole, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 837
80
  • Dedham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,716
80
  • Wilmington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,392
80
  • Cochituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,566
80
  • South Duxbury, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,722
80
  • Rockport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,095
80
  • Wakefield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,118
80
  • Marion Center, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,267
80
  • West Concord, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,450
80
  • Ipswich, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,204
80
  • Chatham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,576
80
  • Groton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,025
80
  • Hopkinton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,177
79
  • Belmont, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,759
79
  • Teaticket, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,619
79
  • Milton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,954
79
  • Harwich Port, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,000
79
  • Northborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,417
79
  • Beverly, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,748
79
  • Medford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,255
79
  • Cambridge, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 105,026
79
  • Marshfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,401
79
  • Westborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,013
79
  • Littleton Common, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,994
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 6,560,595 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.