Best Places To Live In Massachusetts 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Lexington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,306
86
  • Winchester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,863
85
  • Wellesley, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,858
85
  • Needham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,540
85
  • Sharon, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,010
84
  • Hingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,199
84
  • Topsfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,983
84
  • Newton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,945
84
  • Marblehead, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,163
84
  • Andover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,953
84
  • Duxbury, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,197
83
  • Arlington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,728
83
  • Medfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,964
82
  • Dover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,249
82
  • Westborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,061
82
  • Belmont, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,173
82
  • Hopkinton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,509
82
  • Reading, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,176
82
  • Brookline, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,016
82
  • Walpole, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,910
82
  • Rockport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,832
82
  • West Concord, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,085
82
  • Vineyard Haven, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,384
82
  • Melrose, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,509
81
  • Swampscott, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,912
81
  • Nantucket, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,787
81
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,393
81
  • Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,623
81
  • Stoneham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,611
81
  • Groton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 939
81
  • Williamstown, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,173
81
  • Milton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,204
81
  • Essex, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,733
80
  • Lynnfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,058
80
  • Newburyport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,662
80
  • Longmeadow, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,858
80
  • Dedham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,111
80
  • Norwood, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,844
80
  • Wakefield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,835
80
  • Wilmington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,907
80
  • Cochituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,637
79
  • Northborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,613
79
  • Chatham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,470
79
  • Watertown Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,880
79
  • Littleton Common, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,845
79
  • North Falmouth, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,957
79
  • Wilbraham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,765
79
  • Medford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,981
79
  • Beverly, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,370
78
  • Foxborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,013
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.