2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live in America
For the past eight years, Livability.com has released a data-driven list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.
Every year, the list changes: we do surveys and studies, adjust our algorithm, add in new variables and data points, and celebrate a new #1 city.
Since last year, the whole world has changed and the way we work is completely different.
In 2021, many of the things that used to be a given about where and how we live suddenly became open-ended questions:
If a remote job allowed you to work anywhere, what factors would you consider most important when deciding where to relocate?
What monthly housing cost would you consider affordable?
How have your housing needs and priorities changed since the start of the pandemic?
Right now, millions of people are reevaluating where they want to live. If you’re one of them, this list is for you. We analyzed more than 1,000 small to mid-sized cities on factors like safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, community engagement. Respondents were asked if they could work from anywhere, which factors would be most heavily considered when choosing to relocate and how housing needs and priorities have changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, more than 42% of the U.S. population has either moved or considered moving
These 100 cities offer the exact things so many of us are craving right now: connection, affordability, and the space and opportunity to grow.
Ready to make a change? Read on to discover your perfect place…
UPDATE: Check out our new Top 100 Best Places to Live in the US in 2022 list.