The Livability Score

livability score icons 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, education, employment, housing and weather. A total Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across America.

The process

  • 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, education or housing prices 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 places

Using the Livability Score, AreaVibes ranks more than 35,000 cities and neighborhoods to showcase the best places to live in the United States of America. The list of the best places to live can be sorted by state or as an overall list across all of the USA.  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 sunny weather.  Take a look to see what cities rise above all of the rest.