us livability map The AreaVibes Livability Score was designed to help you find the best places to live. It is created using a unique algorithm that takes into account dozens of characteristics in 7 different categories including nearby amenities, cost of living, crime rates, employment, schools, housing and user ratings. The Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across the United States and Canada.

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 location specific data for each area, including local amenities, crime rates, cost of living and housing prices.

The Best Big Cities

Using the Livability Score, AreaVibes ranks more than 45,000 cities and neighborhoods to showcase the best places to live in the United States and Canada. The list of the best places to live can be sorted by state/province or as an overall list across all of the USA or Canada. These top cities are selected by what matters most: lots of local amenities, low crime rates, inexpensive cost of living, great schools, low unemployment rates, affordable housing and excellent user ratings. Take a look to see which cities rise above all of the rest.