Best Cities In Massachusetts

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live across the United States of America. By assigning a Livability Score out of 100 for each city, AreaVibes ranks more than 20,000 cities across the United States of America. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm based on various important metrics for each city, including: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. The higher the score, the better the city (in our opinion). 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: 31,52786A+FA+A+A+A+D+
3Newton, MAPopulation: 85,17786A+FA+A+AA+D+
4Brookline, MAPopulation: 58,63485A+FA+A+AA+C
5Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00585A+FA+A+A+A+D+
6Winchester, MAPopulation: 21,43785A+FA+A+A+A+D+
7Newburyport, MAPopulation: 17,46085A+DA+A+B+AD+
8Belmont, MAPopulation: 24,75985A+FA+A+AA+D+
9Hingham, MAPopulation: 5,42784AFA+A+AA+C
10Melrose, MAPopulation: 27,04384A+FA+AB+AC
11Marblehead, MAPopulation: 19,87984A+FA+A+AA+D+
12Arlington, MAPopulation: 42,95284A+FA+AB+A+D+
13Reading, MAPopulation: 24,75383A+FA+A+AAD+
14Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83783B+FA+A+AA+C
15Norwood, MAPopulation: 28,58083A+DA+AB+AD+
16Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52183AFA+A+B+A+C
17Swampscott, MAPopulation: 13,82382A+FA+A+AAD+
18Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41782AD+A+A+AAD
19Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33082BFA+A+A+A+D+
20Topsfield, MAPopulation: 2,80082BDA+A+A+A+D+
21Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02982A+FA+AB+AD+
22Dedham, MAPopulation: 24,71682A+FA+AB+AD+
23Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93782A+DA+B+BAD+
24Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01382A+D+A+ABAD
25Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15382CDA+A+B+A+C
26Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33082A+D+A+A+C+AD+
27Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41481AFA+ABAC
28Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18781BDA+A+AAD+
29Wilmington, MAPopulation: 22,39281B+FA+AAAD+
30Beverly, MAPopulation: 39,74881A+DA+ABAD+
31Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80381BDA+AAAC
32Cochituate, MAPopulation: 6,56681BFA+A+AA+D+
33Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46881BFA+A+AA+D+
34Rockport, MAPopulation: 5,09581AFA+A+BAD+
35Sharon, MAPopulation: 5,85681C+FA+A+A+AD+
36Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76081A+DAAAAD+
37Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26581DFA+A+A+A+D+
38Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83681A+FA+ABAD+
39Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11881A+FAA+B+AD+
40West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45081AFA+BAA+D+
41Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40181ADA+AB+AD+
42Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40581BFA+A+BA+D+
43Lynnfield, MAPopulation: 11,62881C+FA+A+AA+D+
44South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72281D+FA+A+A+A+D+
45Nantucket, MAPopulation: 7,78081A+FB+AB+A+C
46Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05681AD+A+B+BB+D+
47Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99480BCA+B+B+AD+
48Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15180AD+A+AB+AD+
49East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09680BFA+A+AA+C
50Townsend, MAPopulation: 1,00480BBA+AC+BD+
51Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65480ADA+ABAC
52Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16580BDA+A+AAD
53Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95480CFA+A+AA+D+
54Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25580A+FB+ABAC
55Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68580A+CA+BBB+D
56Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20480B+DA+ABAD+
57Deerfield, MAPopulation: 48280D+AAA+ABD
58East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38979AFA+ABAC
59Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23179A+DAABAD+
60Groton, MAPopulation: 1,02579BDA+AC+AD+
61Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26779CFA+A+B+A+C
62Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73179A+DB+AB+AD+
63Buzzards Bay, MAPopulation: 3,01079BD+A+A+BB+C
64Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02679A+FCABA+C
65Mansfield Center, MAPopulation: 8,28879ADAAB+AD+
66North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36779B+DA+B+B+AD+
67North Falmouth, MAPopulation: 2,86179CFA+A+B+A+C
68Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57579AFAAAAD+
69Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57679A+FBA+B+A+C
70Great Barrington, MAPopulation: 2,40079A+D+A+B+CAD
71Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97479A+FBB+BAC
72Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09879A+DA+AC+AD+
73Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37979C+FA+A+BAC
74New Seabury, MAPopulation: 96079DFA+A+AA+C
75Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61979B+DA+ACAC
76Marlborough, MAPopulation: 38,49179A+D+AB+BAD+
77Monomoscoy Island, MAPopulation: 12279FDA+AAA+C
78Onset, MAPopulation: 1,17779B+D+A+ACB+C
79Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21579A+DAABAD+
80Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17079CDA+ABAC
81Williamstown, MAPopulation: 3,78779BD+A+A+BAD
82Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68979ADA+ABAD+
83The Pinehills, MAPopulation: 1,00879FFA+A+AA+D+
84Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26778CDA+A+AAD+
85Monument Beach, MAPopulation: 3,03778D+DA+A+B+AC
86Harwich Port, MAPopulation: 2,00078D+FA+A+BA+C
87Saugus, MAPopulation: 26,76178A+DC+AB+AC
88Danvers, MAPopulation: 26,56878A+DBAB+AD+
89Hopkinton, MAPopulation: 2,17778CDA+ABAD+
90South Lancaster, MAPopulation: 1,89578CCA+ABB+D
91North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47578D+FA+A+AA+D+
92Cordaville, MAPopulation: 2,58878FFA+A+A+AD
93Quincy, MAPopulation: 92,07878A+DB+B+BAD+
94Essex, MAPopulation: 1,65678D+FA+A+BAD+
95Milford, MAPopulation: 25,54978ADAB+BAD+
96Lenox, MAPopulation: 1,34378ACA+A+CB+D
97Belchertown, MAPopulation: 2,77078C+BA+BC+B+D+
98Mashpee Neck, MAPopulation: 77278DDA+A+AAC
99Fiskdale, MAPopulation: 3,07878CC+A+AB+B+D
100Barre, MAPopulation: 96078D+AA+ABBD
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