2022 Best Places to Live in the US


Your city has been named one of the 2022 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,300 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million in this data-driven ranking.

The 2022 rankings were guided by an exclusive study conducted by Livability.com in partnership with Ipsos. More than 1,000 adults aged 18 and up from across the country were surveyed to determine the characteristics of livability they would value in a prospective home community, emphasizing how rising costs affect their relocation decisions. Respondents were asked which factors would be most heavily considered when choosing to relocate and how their housing needs and priorities have changed due to record-breaking inflation. Through our research, we found 7 in 10 adults consider affordability to be a top 3 factor influencing a decision to relocate.

This year, Livability partnered with eXp Realty to offer readers guidance for the next step in their journey — to determine the type of housing available in the ranked cities and at what price.

Cities were ranked on 50 data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. Sources included the best public and private data available from organizations like the U.S. Census Bureau, Emsi and Esri. If you’re interested in learning more about the methodology behind our rankings, visit our methodology page here.

View the full list of the 2022 Top 100 Best Places to Live, along with each city’s LivScore and some of the specific attractions, activities and amenities that make it a great place to live!

As remote work trends continue and affordability becomes more elusive amidst high inflation, people are thinking about where their money goes the farthest. Our Top 100 Best Places to Live list celebrates the amazing small and mid-sized communities across the U.S. – the ones who really shine when it comes to offering affordability alongside amenities and opportunity.

-Amanda Ellis, Livability.com Editor in Chief

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Amanda Ellis
Editor in Chief

Cara Sanders
Managing Editor & Director of Digital Marketing

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