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Best Places To Live In America 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • Williston, ND
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,902
  • Williston is a place that I've called home for many years and plan to call it home for many more. Too many things have been said about growth and yet this city still breaks all of the odds. To have it's
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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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  • 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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  • Bentonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,499
  • Bentonville is a great place to raise a family with the cost of living being low and there are jobs aplenty! This city is great for those who do not want a big city feel but still want some of the
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  • Allen Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,519
  • Allen Park, MI is an excellent choice of suburbs in the downriver area of Detroit. It is home to an excellent public school system and touts itself as one of the safest places in the downriver area.
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  • 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
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  • Lake Dallas, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,575
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  • Irving, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 232,013
  • The water service bill every month is due in a different date, their day ends at 5PM because if you pay online after 5 PM they will charge a fee of 10% to 12% of your bill.The day ends at Midnight
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  • Melissa, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,844
  • .., "suspected weed in vehicle, needed to search, do weed tongue test (LOL)" car ✔, one ✔ my tongue."positive sir (LOL)! Recd a speeding ticket.LOL! SMH! Blessings on the 2
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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
75
  • Southgate, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,355
  • Living in Southgate, MI has been a great experience. I have lived here for over twenty years and cannot see myself moving anywhere else. The city is beautiful; not too big and not too small. There are
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  • 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
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  • Euless, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,675
  • Euless is central to many places, has nice parks but people who live here need to know that there are many coyotes who are being continually displaced due to construction. Your small dogs and cats are
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  • Benbrook, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,403
  • Living life as a single parent with no where to turn, I went back to school. That is what in fact brought me right here to living in Benbrook. After grad and moving into my new home, I thought about
87
  • Wylie, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,655
  • After living in Maine for my entire life, I moved to Wylie, TX about three years ago. It was one of the best moves I made. I miss the beautiful scenery, but the neighborhood I live in has friendly people
76
  • Lakemoor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Milan, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
  • Flat. The land is flat and low. Not very interesting, not much happening. Commuting distance to Toledo and Ann Arbor. Limited shopping options. Population is about 5000. Rural vibe. Short drive to
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  • Wixom, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,733
  • We don't have a lot of activities in Wixom but it is very peaceful and quiet. I usually travel outside of Wixom for activities. Wixom is very country but I like that because it allows me to relax and
86
  • Lewisville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 102,327
  • After visiting Lewisville, Texas, I can say that I enjoyed the historic Texas city a whole lot. Lewisville isn't an over the top type of city, but more traditional and classical in a sense. The community
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  • 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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  • Saginaw, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,680
  • Saginaw, Texas is one of those places that people don't think really exist anymore. Great neighborhoods where the people actually look out for one another and take pride in their homes, and where the
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  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
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  • Allegan, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,051
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  • Comstock Park, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,401
  • Living in Comstock Park, you get to see beauty and nature every day of your life, if you care enough to do so. The best areas in Comstock Park to spend a long, lazy afternoon are the golf course. We have
84
  • Clawson, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,008
  • I love living here, Clawson, Michigan is a large city with strong community framework and phenomenal amenities. The cost of living is affordable with home cost averaging to $177,400. Airline and bus
75
  • Holly, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,171
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  • Ferndale, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,167
  • Ferndale, Michigan is one of Detroit's north/northwest suburbs. It is a city built more for the younger crowd, and is very culturally accepting. It is popular with the LGBT community for having a very
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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
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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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  • 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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  • Royal Oak, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,823
  • Two suggestions: 1. There needs to be lighting at the kiosks to pay for parking in Royal Oak. Too dark so see what to do. 2. Don't understand why you can't prepay at the parking machines in the
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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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  • 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
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  • Imperial, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,583
  • I know what you're thinking, well no I don't really. I have an idea of what you should be thinking, however. This California living isn't for everyone, and not just anyone can stand the lifestyle. Living
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  • St. Clair Shores, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,916
  • Ive lived here for 2 years and I must state that my experiance with the city has been pretty poor !! , First if you are from the west side thats mainly Oakland county anything west of Woodward get ready
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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
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  • Crowley, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,453
  • Living in Crowley, Texas was a very interesting experience for me and my family. there is not as much diversity as I had hoped for, but the people here tend to be very welcoming and very nice. Many
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  • Highland City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,100
  • When my work transferred me to Florida, I didn't want to live in Orlando or Tampa, both regional offices for my company. I discovered Highland City almost by accident when I stopped to eat in between
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  • Sanger, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,595
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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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  • 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
82
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 185,631
  • Grand Prairie, TX was one of a few stops on a business trip to Texas in 2009. I found Grand Prairie to be a little more than I expected but still nothing "over-the-top". Grand Prairie does a nice job at
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  • 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
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  • Auburn Hills, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,342
  • I love heading to Auburn Hills, Michigan to visit my parents, transplants from California. Auburn Hills is home to the Palace (former home of Detroit Pistons) an amazing concern venue that brings all the
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  • Chelsea, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
  • Combo of long time residents plus commuters. Small town feel. Everyone wants to know your business, but you will not get mugged walking at night. Mayberry in Michigan. Good local health care. Twenty
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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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  • Reynoldsburg, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,995
  • I've been living in Reynoldsburg for years now and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. It's a fantastic city just east of Columbus. There are a lot of opportunities for work, especially in fields
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  • Walker, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,458
  • The city of Walker, Michigan is a suburb of the Grand Rapids area. The city itself blends into Grand Rapids well so you often don't feel like you're in a different city. There are plenty of housing

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in America. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in America to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in America as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in America, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.