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Best Places To Live In America 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score96
  • Seabrook, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,038
  • It could be better, I have a cousin that lives in Lake Jackson and it says it's way better to live there, and I honestly agree. The mall is huge and so many places to go out to eat. Plus It's right next…[read more]
95
  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,407
  • I have lived in Lake Jackson for 17 years, and moving here was the best decision of my entire life. I used to live in Seabrook, Texas, but Lake Jackson is better in every single possible way. The people…[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]
93
  • 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]
93
  • 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]
92
  • 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]
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
92
  • Deer Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,517
  • This place gives you a vibe of a small town and suburban Americana, marinated with backwards-thinking trump supporters and racist police department. As the previous posts have mentioned, the police in DP…[read more]
92
  • Pflugerville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,712
  • Don't even bother wasting your time here, the economy has tremendously decreased here, and the crimes have rose from the dead, literally, no joke... Umm, I would suggest going towards West Austin area,…[read more]
91
  • 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…[read more]
91
  • Friendswood, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,272
  • We moved Friendswood eight years ago just in time for our son to start 7th grade at Friendswood Junior High. Growing up in the area, I had always heard about Friendswood ISD being a great district for…[read more]
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…[read more]
91
  • Plano, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 279,088
  • Was just reading YOUR review (croneathome Oct 01, 2015). You don't just sound racist, you are racist, and you know it. You said "You haven't been swindled until you have been swindled by a Mexican." …[read more]
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…[read more]
91
  • Jersey Village, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,871
91
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,551
  • I love the area since they have nearby shopping centers, beautiful scenery, and overall friendly people everywhere. It's definitely a nice getaway from Austin, less homeless and way cleaner. My only…[read more]
91
  • 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.…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • 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]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • 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]
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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • Helotes, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,329
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…[read more]
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…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
89
  • 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. …[read more]
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…[read more]
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…[read more]
89
  • 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]
89
  • 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…[read more]
89
  • Round Rock, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 112,767
  • Round Rock is a decent area for families and veterans, but I will admit they are picky when it comes to government jobs like City of Round Rock or Williamson County because I've applied for YEARS, and…[read more]
89
  • Oldsmar, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,023
  • I recently relocated here to Oldsmar, Florida and so far, I am enjoying myself. I loved here because I needed to be able to easily commute to Tampa for work, but I am glad that I chose here instead some…[read more]
89
  • Beckett Ridge, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,724
89
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
89
  • Buda, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,936
  • Living here in Buda, TX has been a great experience. I really enjoy the small historical town look and feel of this city. Although it is known for its casinos, shopping, and its historical downtown…[read more]
89
  • 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]
89
  • Watauga, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,322
  • I have lived in watauga for about 8 years now. Very small city, but right in the middle of everything. If you want to go to Keller for shopping, the water park in North Richland Hills and the Stockyards…[read more]
89
  • Euless, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,675
  • Lived here since May 2002. Nice, quiet neighborhood with a couple of grocery stores just blocks away. Dental, Chiropractors, Fast food, hair and nail salons, car washes and schools all within walking…[read more]
89
  • Oviedo, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,545
  • We have lived here over two years. Overall, we like it, very kid friendly. We live in an older development in town (1990's) if you call that old. Nice neighborhood, people in town (both long time…[read more]
89
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
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