us livability map The AreaVibes Livability Score was designed to help you find the best places to live in the USA and Canada. It is created using a unique algorithm that takes into account dozens of characteristics in 9 different categories including nearby amenities, commute, cost of living, crime rates, employment, health & safey, schools, housing and user ratings. The Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for city, neighborhood or address.

Find the Best Places To Live

  • Enter an areaType an address, neighborhood, zip code or city to find the best places to live in and around that location.
  • Customize the listSort the list of best places to live by crime, cost of living or schools based on what’s most important to you.
  • Explore the best placesGet hyper-local data for each area, including amenities, crime rates, cost of living and housing prices.

The Best Cities to Live in the USA

Using the Livability Score, AreaVibes ranks more than 45,000 areas to showcase the best cities to live in the USA and Canada. The best cities are selected by what matters most from a livability standpoint: lots of local amenities, availability of public transit, low crime rates, affordable cost of living, accessibility of health care facilities, good air quality, great schools, low unemployment rates, affordable housing and excellent user ratings.