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Best Places To Live In America 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Glendale, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
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  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,243
  • Alabama is my most favorite home ever. I grew up in the state and have many memories from it. I lived in several cities in different areas in the State and Vestavia Hills is one of the prettiest. I
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Powell, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,436
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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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  • Worthington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,155
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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
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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
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  • Dublin, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,874
  • I was born in Alexandria, a town located in Virginia, close to Washington D.C. Currently I live in Dublin, Ohio. Despite me being a warm climate girl, I absolutely love this community. To me there is no
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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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  • Montgomery, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,440
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  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
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  • Ballwin, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,431
  • I love Ballwin. The simplest I can put it. There is no place like it. The people come together in times of needs, which in today‚Äôs world, can be on of those moments that really change your life. I cam so
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  • Carmel, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,940
  • I lived in Carmel, IN for about ten years in my twenties. There are many things that I enjoyed about Carmel, IN while I lived there, and some things I did not. The biggest aspect that I enjoyed about
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  • Madeira, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,924
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  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,297
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  • Helotes, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,329
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  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,317
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  • West Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,543
  • It would be hard for me to imagine a better place to live. West Lafayette is an ideal American city. I delight in the beautiful downtown area where it is so easy to walk around and shop in an array of
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  • Colleyville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,982
  • I was living in Colleyville for a few years due to work and for the most part, it was a nice place to live. If you travel frequently, you'll be just a few minutes drive from DFW International Airport.
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  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • Leawood Kansas is suburb of Kansas City. Bordering the popular Overland Park, KS it is close to major streets and highways that will take you to other great neighborhoods. One of my favorite things to do
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  • Upper Arlington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,675
  • I've been living in Upper Arlington for five years now after relocating here for work. It's been a phenomenal city so far and I honestly hope I never leave. It's right next to Columbus which makes
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  • Short Pump, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,099
  • I have been living in Short Pump, Va for almost 11 years. It's a picturesque little suburb of Richmond with a low crime rate and some of the best schools in this part of the country. After having lived
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  • The Woodlands, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,373
  • I lived in The Woodlands, TX briefly when I was relocated to the greater Houston area and was seeking a community that had everything in one location. Though this is a master planned community, the
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  • Elm Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
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  • 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
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  • Webster Groves, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,111
  • My cost of living is higher right now living in Webster Groves than other parts of Missouri, but it all balances out because I make more at my job here than I did before moving. I live near Big Bend
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  • Clive, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,022
  • Living in Clive, close to Des Moines, Iowa, has been just perfect for me and my family for over 16 years now. If I had to complain about a single thing here it would be the weather. We do see a lot of
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  • Edmond, OK
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,342
  • Edmond is a former bedroom community that has doubled its population since the mid-eighties. The population growth is strongly encouraged by government, education and service leadership because of the
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  • Germantown, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,213
  • I have lived in Germantown, Tennessee for many years now. It is a constant evolving and developing community with wonderful schools and job opportunities very close by. With few shopping centers and
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  • Murrysville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,159
  • Murrysville has interesting attractions that are enjoyable, whether you're organizing a visit with friends or want to take the family on an outing. There are also lots of places to enjoy delicious
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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
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  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
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  • 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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  • Wyoming, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,484
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  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,522
  • My plan is to retire in Pinehurst, N.C., in the next few years. I love the area. Golf is my favorite hobby and living in Pinehurst is like living in a large gated community. The cost of living here is
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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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  • Trophy Club, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,987
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  • Springboro, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,978
  • Springboro, Ohio is a lovely little suburb South of Dayton, and I have lived here for 12 years now. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. The Windmill Farm market is a fun place to visit in the
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  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,076
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  • Prosper, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,236
  • Prosper, Texas is a community that is worth the drive from where ever you are. Once a well kept secret is now a town that is flourishing with new development and families that are all bringing out the
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  • Harahan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,321
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  • 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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  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • The I Love Kickboxing gym in Cary NC is amazing!!! The trainers are skilled, motivating, and make me feel like even I can do it!!! The other gym members are a great community of support as well. I am
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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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  • Kirkwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,614
  • Kirk wood is a place that I tend to take for granted. Situated in downtown, the town is historic and extremely walkable. In the apartment that my wife and I live in, anything we want is within a few
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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

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