2014 Top 100 Best Places to Live

Big cities tend to get all the love. We here at Livability know that there are great stories to be told in smaller places, too. Our ranking of the 2014 top 100 best places to live focuses on small to mid-sized cities and what makes them great places to live and work. We worked with trusted partners, stellar advisors, and the best public and private data sources to develop our ranking. The cities on the list excelled in our criteria. These towns are places where residents are able to take full advantage of a wide variety of amenities and offerings - everything from parks and museums to different commuting options to hospitals. Spend some time getting to know them and when it comes time for your next move, maybe you'll think small.

 

LIV SCORE
674

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18
Overland Park, KS
Population: 181,464
LIV
SCORE
621
19
Greensboro, NC
Population: 279,427
LIV
SCORE
620
20
Tampa, FL
Population: 355,603
LIV
SCORE
620
21
Pasadena, CA
Population: 139,899
LIV
SCORE
620
22
Alhambra, CA
Population: 84,782
LIV
SCORE
619
23
Bozeman, MT
Population: 40,319
LIV
SCORE
617
24
White Plains, NY
Population: 57,790
LIV
SCORE
615
25
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Population: 173,570
LIV
SCORE
615
26
Bellingham, WA
Population: 82,944
LIV
SCORE
615
27
Charlottesville, VA
Population: 45,084
LIV
SCORE
614
28
Lexington, KY
Population: 308,306
LIV
SCORE
613
29
Anaheim, CA
Population: 345,578
LIV
SCORE
613
30
Cedar Rapids, IA
Population: 128,829
LIV
SCORE
613
31
Huntsville, AL
Population: 185,594
LIV
SCORE
613
32
Ames, IA
Population: 62,815
LIV
SCORE
612
33
Torrance, CA
Population: 147,589
LIV
SCORE
611
34
Burbank, CA
Population: 104,725
LIV
SCORE
610

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