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Best Places To Live In America 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score98
  • 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…[read more]
97
  • 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…[read more]
97
  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
97
  • 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…[read more]
97
  • 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,…[read more]
97
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,330
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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…[read more]
96
  • East Grand Rapids, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,297
  • East Grand Rapids, Michigan is really an up-and-coming part of the United States. I love living in East Grand Rapids because of the great culture that the city holds. It has all the options and style of…[read more]
96
  • Glendale, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
96
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • Keller, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,250
  • Keller is the best place I've ever lived family-wise. The schools are top-notch, the town is very clean and safe, and there's plenty of shopping and dining options. Businesses are always booming here and…[read more]
95
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,785
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan is a north/northweset suburb of Detroit. It is a safe and harmonious community that is geared towards the upper middle-class with the higher priced homes and prominent…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • Shaker Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,773
  • What attracted me first to Shaker Heughts was the school system. Nothing but high praise for the work they do in preparing our children for success. There’s always something going on around the…[read more]
95
  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,276
  • While the name "Grosse Pointe Park" may not inspire confidence, this city is one of the best Michigan has to offer. Ranked as one of the top 500 cities in America and the 12th best in the state, it's…[read more]
95
  • Gahanna, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,373
  • Been living in Gahanna for 5 years after spending 22 years in the service. I've lived on both coasts in multiple locations. This has everything we wanted except for the ocean. Schools are great,…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • Decorah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,985
  • I spent a few days in Decorah this summer on my quest to find Mayberry. Decorah is a beautiful town with one of the most thriving downtowns I have seen. Years ago, when Wal-Mart came to the outskirts…[read more]
95
  • Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,265
  • We moved here a year ago from Northern California and love it! Why? 1) It's beautiful. It's like "The Truman Show" - a ton of Tree-lined trees. Everyone takes really good care of their historic homes…[read more]
94
  • 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’s world, can be on of those moments that really change your life. I cam so…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • Bexley, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,534
  • I had a phenomenal experience while living in Bexley Ohio. The city is a stately town located in Franklin County. Bexley is close to Downtown Columbus. It is in the heart of Ohio. The town has…[read more]
94
  • Fairview Park, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,473
  • My favorite suburb of cleveland!!!!!!!!!!! It has beautifu homes and many great shops along lorain avenue. It also is home to the Fairview Center and Westgate Shopping Center. It has great views of the…[read more]
94
  • Perrysburg, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,367
  • I grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio and it is a wonderful place to do so. The small town atmosphere and sense of community are like no other. As a graduate of Perrysburg High School, I still have Yellow Jacket…[read more]
94
  • Bellbrook, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,082
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • Allen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,710
  • When my family moved here, we were excited about the possibilities of a great school district (by ratings online, exemplary schools, etc.), which was a GREAT change of pace from California (whose schools…[read more]
94
  • Waukee, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,955
  • If you are considering living in Waukee, IA you gotta know up front, the weather here can get pretty evil sometimes! We have our fair share of tornado activity, but if you are adventurous and know how to…[read more]
94
  • Farmington, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526
  • Farmington, MI is a place like I always dreamed of finding when I was young and planning my future home. I wanted to live in a place where the people were friendly and genuinely caring, where everyone…[read more]
94
  • Marion, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,198
  • I like living in Marion, Iowa because it feels like home. It is a place to create a lovely family and to become a business owner. If a person knows how to pick a region for their business, profit soar in…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • Lakewood, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,866
  • I am originally from Lakewood, Ohio. Born and raised there, I grew up on Chestnut Street. A small street lined with trees and single family homes. I went to the Lakewood Elementary School until the 5th…[read more]
94
  • Trophy Club, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,987
  • I experienced an incredible lifestyle while living in Trophy Club Texas. The city is a premiere planned sector of Denton and Tarrant Counties. Trophy Club is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It…[read more]
94
  • Rochester, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,969
  • I've been living in Rochester for 4 years and have enjoyed the excitement in this college Community that has lots of nightlife and various activities to enjoy in a small town laid-back atmosphere.…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • Sylvania, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,882
  • I experienced a dynamic adventure while living in Sylvania Ohio. The city is an annex of Lucas County Ohio. Sylvania Ohio is close to Toledo and is a sister city to Woodstock, Ontario Canada. The quaint…[read more]
94
  • Bay Village, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,414
  • Bay Village is unlike a lot of suburban communities in the western part of the Cleveland metro area in that it's a real town. Positives are great schools, low crime, a diverse mix of real estate, and…[read more]
94
  • Novi, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,233
  • I truly love Novi! I've lived in Michigan for most of my life but moved to Novi in 2008. I live in a cul-de-sac community that is beautiful and the neighborhood is a bonded family. Living in a city…[read more]
94
  • Pickerington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,379
  • During my years living in Pickerington, I spend the majority of my years living off of Refugee Road near the Windmiller Square. I could access everything I needed actually, as this is where I bought my…[read more]
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…[read more]
93
  • De Pere, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,544
  • De Pere, Wisconsin is a beautiful city located just outside of Green Bay. De Pere is known for being a clean and safe community that has a good police presence and low crime rate. The city is home to St.…[read more]
93
  • Monfort Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,850
  • I experienced a phenomenal atmosphere while living in Monfort Heights Ohio. The city is located in Hamilton County. Monfort Heights is close to Downtown Cincinnati. The town has great employment avenues,…[read more]
93
  • Bethel Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,222
  • I enjoy the wholesome boroughs while living in Bethel Park Pennsylvania. The area is well built for suburban families, as it offers some of the better school districts. The metropolitan township is about…[read more]
93
  • Kearney, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,259

Finding the Best Places to Live

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