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Best Places To Live In Marion, IA

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  • Marion, IA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 37,198
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Mount Vernon, IA
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,487
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  • Solon, IA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,399
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  • Center Point, IA
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,507
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  • Lisbon, IA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,908
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  • Urbana, IA
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,444
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  • Central City, IA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,320
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  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 7.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 129,537
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  • Springville, IA
  • 7.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,070
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  • Atkins, IA
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,713
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  • Walford, IA
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,428
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  • Mechanicsville, IA
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,052
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  • Alburnett, IA
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 633
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  • Ely, IA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,133
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  • Shueyville, IA
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 570
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  • Fairfax, IA
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,418
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  • Middle Amana, IA
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 423
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  • Shellsburg, IA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,097
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  • Anamosa, IA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,459
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  • Robins, IA
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,434
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  • Bertram, IA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 341
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  • Swisher, IA
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 846
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  • West Amana, IA
  • 25.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 212
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  • Newhall, IA
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 985
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  • High Amana, IA
  • 24.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 104
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  • Stone City, IA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 288
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  • Hiawatha, IA
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,160
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  • Walker, IA
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 841
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  • Palo, IA
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,036
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  • Homestead, IA
  • 24.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 178
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  • Norway, IA
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 525
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  • Coggon, IA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 774
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  • Amana, IA
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 367
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  • Martelle, IA
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 266
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  • Morley, IA
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 128
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  • East Amana, IA
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 40
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  • Prairieburg, IA
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 184
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  • South Amana, IA
  • 27 miles away (City)
  • Population: 105

Listed above are the best places to live in Marion, IA for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Marion, IA, followed by the best places to live near Marion, IA, sorted by Livability Score.

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