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Best Places To Live In America 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score96
  • Seabrook, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,038
  • Seabrook is a tiny southeast coastal Texas city mostly know for speed traps and a main route to Kemah and Galveston. Seabrook is a bedroom community for the local oil and gas industries, with only a few
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  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,407
  • I have lived in Lake Jackson, TX for 3 years now. At first, I was hesitant about the move, but once I got here, I realized that this town is everything I had ever dreamed of in a community. You always
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  • Allen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,710
  • and that corruption is the police. do not come here if you are A) under 21B) wealthyC) you think this is a "safe" city.If you are under 21 and walk or drive around you WILL be stopped by the police.If
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  • League City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,976
  • I have lived in League City for about 20 years now. The amazing thing about League City is that it has remained almost the same as when the large explosion of growth happened in the Houston area. The
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  • Cinco Ranch, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,605
  • Cinco Ranch, Texas is a place that I am proud to say is my home. This community is actually one that was planned and developed. Once you move here, you will feel a connection to this place like you have
93
  • Frisco, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,646
  • After living in Frisco, TX for five years, I have come to realize that this town is one that is set up on the basis of cowboys and horses being on every corner. This is a small town, which I enjoy, but I
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  • Keller, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,250
  • Keller, Texas is a great community with some wonderful people. I moved to Keller, Texas in 2006 as a single woman. At first I was traveling back and forth to Dallas for going out and happy hour. I had my
92
  • Pearland, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,238
  • I lived in Pearland, Texas since before the great influx of building and urban sprawl. This was fueled during the hot subprime market, and the entire place changed immediately. People that lived here
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  • Friendswood, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,272
  • Hi there, my family and I are considering moving to Friendswood, TX and are interested in any information about this community. We have a daughter that will be starting High School, so any information
91
  • Coppell, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,631
  • I love my home as I am centrally located to everything including things I love to do which is eat, enjoy the movies and attend different festivals in the summer. Coppell has a rich history and is known
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  • Sugar Land, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,681
  • The city heavily regulates building and business codes, making it more difficult to open, and expensive to maintain, a business. The police are quite active with stopping people for radar, and using red
91
  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
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  • Plano, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 279,088
  • I would say Plano is a mix of conservative and liberal. Lots of people think they're conservative but act like liberals.ProsIf you need to buy services or products, you'll find them here. There's
91
  • Worthington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,155
  • If you're looking for a great place to live, why not try the outskirts of Columbus in a place like Worthington? I have been living in Worthington for the past 50 years and I wouldn't trade it for the
91
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,551
  • When I was twenty years old I lived in Cedar Park, Texas. I lived there for two years. Cedar Park is a small city, neighboring the town of Round Rock, and runs through route 183A. The city has a great
91
  • Hilliard, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,108
  • I moved from Columbus to the suburb city of Hilliard a few years back and absolutely love it. It offers a perfect mixture of keeping a busy lifestyle against a small city backdrop. I'm the kind of person
91
  • North Richland Hills, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,994
  • North Richland Hills is an affluent suburb located just north of Fort Worth and my job brought me to this city nearly 10 years ago. Over the years, I've become increasingly thankful for the people that
91
  • Pflugerville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,712
  • I have lived in Pflugerville Texas, all of my 41 years. It is different than other suburban areas. This is because we were founded around the same time as the cities. This means that we did not begin as
91
  • Deer Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,517
  • My boyfriends family is from Deer Park so unfortunately I am a frequent visitor. The chemical plants and refineries are absolutely disturbing. Everyone drives a pick up, has signs stating that they dont
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  • McKinney, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 156,821
  • I really enjoy living in McKinney, as there are many things to do. One of the main reasons why I love living here is the weather. The summers are nice and hot while the winters tend to be very mild and
90
  • Ankeny, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,413
  • In the past, I have lived in Ankeny, Iowa and found the city to be very pleasant. There are only about fifty thousand residents in the area, so it is not a large city by any means, yet you don't get a
90
  • Westchase, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,999
  • When I found my house right on the edge of the Old Tampa Bay, I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life here. While the tourists are packed into Clearwater and the numerous white-sand beaches up
90
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,317
  • When you think of quiet, easygoing country living you automatically think of Kentucky. Living in Ft. Thomas is the perfect mixture of a peaceful, natural setting with just enough conveniences nearby to
90
  • Rockwall, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,672
  • Rockwall, Texas is a beautiful city with reasonably priced homes, good schools and a lot of things to do. Since the summers are very hot here, I love to visit indoor theme parks in the summer such as
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  • Richardson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,350
  • First. The reviewer who posted you could get robbed and murdered in Richardson? Not going to argue that. But you were in the South part of Richardson down new Lake Highlands and North Dallas and it is
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  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • My $2500 a month rental house may seem like a lot to some of you, but it is worth it to live in this affluent, absolutely gorgeous, part of Kansas. I'm happily living in Prairie Village, which is a
90
  • Jersey Village, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,871
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  • Bedford, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,864
  • Bedford TX is the place I visit at least once a year.It has been something my family has done for almost 6 years. During college football season, it is definitely the place to be. Whether I'm in the mood
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  • Grapevine, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,538
  • Grapevine is located minutes from DFW Airport, and only 30-45 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. In 2018 Grapevine will become a stop on the commuter rail, allowing for even easier travel to Fort
90
  • Midlothian, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,530
  • While I have lived in Texas for quite some time, I have only been in Midlothian, Texas for a few months. I feel like I have learned a lot about this city in those short few months, though! Being just 25
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  • Live Oak, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,021
  • Growing on the outside of San Antonio's north east side, lies the little town of Live Oak; truly a beautiful place. Surrounding the outer corridor of San Antonio Texas, is a Highway loop called 1604, on
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  • Westerville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,089
  • Living in Westerville, Ohio is very lonely at times, but there are pros and cons to living here. If you prefer a more active scene, then we are not that far from Columbus. I love the beauty that my city
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  • Missouri City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,732
  • Having lived in Missouri City, TX for the past several years, I have come to find the city quite accommodating. Growing up in a much larger area, I have enjoyed the unique features this smaller community
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  • Angleton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,245
  • What can I say? Angleton, Texas is a great place to live, whether you are young or old. Living in Angleton gives you the feeling that you are up to date on everything, you also get it all in a small
89
  • Carrollton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 129,266
  • I got a ridiculous ticket that should have been a warning, tried fighting it in court but the judge denied. They wanted me to pay $150 the day I went to court which I didn't have until the next day. They
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  • Mansfield, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,141
  • Mansfield is a great place to live at least for a single person like me. I love how this city has been designed just for people who like nightlife in a safe way. I have been living in this city for about
89
  • The Colony, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,757
  • This town is part of Denton County do not live in any town that are part of this county. If you want to live in a town that keeps letting "racial discrimination "lawyers Practice law in the same county
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  • New Braunfels, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,097
  • I lived in New Braunfels Texas for about 5 years in my early twenties. New Braunfels is known for its german culture anand friendly people. This is a small town where it is easy to feel right at home.
89
  • Forestville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,617
  • When I had to relocate close to Cincinnati, Ohio, I chose Forestville, Ohio as my home base and I am so glad that I can call this place home. Located just off of Interstate 275, you can easily commute to
89
  • Urbandale, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,578
  • Living in Urbandale is kind of like living in a cozy fairy tale story. The city is small enough to be cozy and inviting, but big enough to provide plenty of shopping opportunities. When I moved to Iowa,
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  • Rowlett, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,203
  • This city is on the brinks of a great future. With being centrally located in DFW, and on the lake, a commercial development boom is about to occur in this great city. Bayside, a $1 billion property, is
89
  • Berkley, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,239
  • Berkley, MI is well-known for its rich musical history. We have the Motown Historical Museum to share it with everyone. As a suburb of Detroit, people often get the wrong idea about our beautiful little
89
  • Mason, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,025
  • Mason, Ohio has often been called America's Playground because King's Island, Soak City, and Chateau Laroche all call Mason home. But Mason is so much more than just a playground, it is a place to call
89
  • Papillion, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,520
  • I experienced a fantastic time while living in Papillion Nebraska. The city is an extension of Sarpy County. Papillion Nebraska is close to Omaha and is named after the creek that is in the center of the
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  • La Porte, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,922
  • I never realized how much I loved living in La Porte, Texas, until Hurricane Harvey came to visit in 2017. It was then that I realized that I loved living in this coastal community because of the way
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  • Weatherford, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,284
  • Weatherford Texas is a beautiful quiet town that is filled with so much history. It is my home and anybody who lives here is considered family. The people are so nice and we are a tight knit community.
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  • Gahanna, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,373
  • I love living here in Gahanna, it's a great city with a lot to do. One of the best areas in the city is the northern part where Cinemark Movies is. I love going to the movies and see a couple a week
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  • Round Rock, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 112,767
  • I recently had the opportunity to spend several nights in Round Rock, Texas. Round Rock is approximately 15 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35, right in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
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  • Beckett Ridge, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,724
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  • Oviedo, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,545
  • I have been living in Oviedo, Florida since I was born and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. The town is only a stone’s throw from so many interesting places. I can visit the Orlando area, the east

Finding the Best Places to Live

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