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Best Places To Live In Pennsylvania 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score94
  • 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
  • Dormont, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,491
  • We recently moved to Dormont after living in the East End of the city --Friendship, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, Morningside-- for over a decade. Although the East End is hyped as being the "hot" place to…[read more]
92
  • Spry, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,106
92
  • West View, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,704
92
  • Jefferson Hills, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,214
  • Jefferson Hills, PA high livability is what makes me long to live in this city for as long as I can. First of all, this city brags of a high population that is educated. This makes it easy for people to…[read more]
91
  • Upper St. Clair, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,521
  • I experienced a great time while living in Upper St. Clair Pittsburgh. The city is a part of the Allegheny County Pennsylvania township. Upper St. Clair is 10 miles away from Pittsburgh. The school…[read more]
91
  • Lionville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,557
90
  • Lewisburg, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,757
  • I used to lived in Lewisburg and love it. My husband was a federal employee and we lived in the reservation. We lived there for 4 years, maybe more. It was a safe environment for the kids. Mr Kohane was…[read more]
90
  • Castle Shannon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,288
89
  • Glenside, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,781
89
  • South Park Township, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,470
  • Living in South Park Township, PA means a lot of things for different people. We have a pretty low crime rate and cost of living can be kind of high dependent on area of choice, space size, and other…[read more]
89
  • Whitehall, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,873
  • I am moving back in the area next year, I loved it here. The average commute time is 27 minutes. The cost of living is fair for the quality of homes in the area. It is a friendly diverse area great for…[read more]
89
  • Fort Washington, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,951
88
  • Hershey, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,338
  • Who doesn't want to live in a city with a huge chocolate factory? Hershey is the best selling brand of candy in the US. With the smell of chocolate wafts everywhere, dieters don't stand much of a chance.…[read more]
88
  • Crafton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,899
88
  • Bridgeville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
88
  • Pleasant Hills, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,271
88
  • Conshohocken, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,916
88
  • Ardmore, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,592
  • I experienced an excellent stay while living in Ardmore Pennsylvania. The city is located amid both Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Ardmore is situated west of Philadelphia. The town has an overflowing…[read more]
88
  • Glenshaw, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,792
87
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,912
87
  • Baldwin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,794
  • I had a great time living in Baldwin Pennsylvania. It is just a nice place to live. The borough is located in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area. The weather in Baldwin is ideal for its northern locale.…[read more]
87
  • Lititz, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,209
87
  • 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 meal. …[read more]
86
  • Lower Burrell, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,527
  • Lower Burrell is a large city that holds about 11,200 residents. The residents throughout the neighborhood are ethnically diverse and always willing to help. The downtown section provides a lively…[read more]
86
  • Ambler, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,507
86
  • Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,931
86
  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,989
86
  • Collegeville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,279
86
  • Dunmore, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,627
  • What a wonderful place to live I will never leave. Dunmore sits within Lackawanna County. There is plenty of activities fun to share with the kids. It is conveniently two and a half hours from…[read more]
85
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,442
  • I've lived in Pennsylvania most of my life and Wyomissing, PA is such a convenient place to be. I mean there's absolutely anything you can think of, including a Walmart and T.J. Maxx in which to shop at.…[read more]
85
  • Blakely, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,430
85
  • Swarthmore, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,218
85
  • Monaca, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,678
85
  • Park Forest Village, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,875
85
  • Clarks Summit, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
85
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,403
84
  • Nazareth, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,703
84
  • Carnegie, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,944
84
  • West Mifflin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,153
  • If you're looking for family-friendly activities in an historic town, West Mifflin has many of the attractions you're looking for. The city is also ideal for hosting friends and family who come to visit.…[read more]
84
  • Oakmont, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
  • We bought this home because of the school and because the kids could walk to school, the movies, their friends houses, the stores etc. That's where the old begins and ends. Now that the kids have grown…[read more]
84
  • Old Forge, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,172
84
  • Allison Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,515
  • If you're looking for outdoor adventures, interesting attractions and great food, Allison Park is the place. Whether you're searching for family-friendly outings or need something memorable to do with…[read more]
84
  • Audubon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
84
  • Paxtonia, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,301
84
  • Carlisle, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,014
  • My family and I had an amazing 3 years living in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the enriched city of United States Army Heritage. Although Carlisle is a larger town, it is one of the smaller divisions of…[read more]
83
  • Phoenixville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,638
  • People are typically helpful and kind. I feel safe walking/jogging/running early in the morning or in the evening. There is plenty to do around the area as it is an epi-center to many attractions and…[read more]
83
  • Lansdale, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,454
  • I recently remarried and moved here from a local state full of nepotism. Lansdale and the entire state of Pennsylvania is a breath of fresh air! The business owners are welcoming and helpful, and though…[read more]
83
  • Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,289
83
  • Swoyersville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,000

Pennsylvania: The Keystone State

Founded by William Penn, Pennsylvania is a rich soil state perfect for farming and gardening. It is the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, the typewriter, the polio vaccination and the Declaration of Independence. Home to many of the best-ranked colleges located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Pittsburgh and Lancaster just to name a few.

As with most states, the cost of living and housing prices vary. The best advice is, find the city first and then broaden the search area. The city areas are a little more expensive to rent or own and the smaller towns a little cheaper. Homes are pretty much available at every income level if one is willing to do some research and they are willing to commute.

There are close to seventy counties puzzled together creating the state of Pennsylvania. Each county offers something different than the next. Relocating to the state? Before moving, check on the county and the town ordinances and laws. Each county can be slightly different on dog laws, curfews and other important issues, so it’s just better to check ahead of time.

Pennsylvania has way too many amenities to mention. The rural areas of Lancaster and State College are full of fishing holes and wildlife. A must-do in the state is taking a scenic drive through the country. Perfect for the nature lover who can relate to what it feels like when you look up through the leaves of the trees, see the sun peeking through, and truly feel blessed. The hunting and the outdoors are only a few of the reasons why people choose Pennsylvania as the best place to live.

The state is home to some of the greatest battlefields, the best hospitals, casinos, zoos, and botanical gardens. Pittsburgh is full of art, culture, dance, and plays, making it one of the best cities to live in. Famous actors, singers and models are from Pennsylvania. The increase in movie production has drawn people from around the globe trying to advance in those careers. Career hotspots are scattered throughout the state but Pittsburgh and Philadelphia would rank the highest.

Temperatures might get down to -10 but that won’t stop Pittsburgh Steeler fans from missing a game while braving the cold. The summer temperatures average around 80 degrees, which makes the numerous lakeside beaches a popular spot. The higher elevations usually get enough snow in the winter season to draw crowds of tourist to the ski resorts like Seven Springs in western Pennsylvania or the Pocono’s in eastern Pennsylvania.

There is more than one reason why a person moves to a specific area. We know that major factors like crime rate, schools, and population matter in finding the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Even the surrounding areas are important in making a decision. If you know what you want in a city, allow us to help you find the best cities and neighborhoods to live in Pennslyvania. It may take patience but once you find that perfect fit, it will definitely be the place to call home.