Best Places to Live

2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live

Our 5th annual ranking of the best places to live in America includes familiar names and deserving newcomers.

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What makes a great place to live and how do we decide that? For starters, we don’t decide.

You do.

We poll the nation each year to find out what matters most in communities throughout the U.S. Is health care most important, or affordable housing? Which matters more, commute times or climate? We then source the best public and private data available to find the small to mid-sized cities, towns and villages that meet your standards of a Best Place to Live.

This year, nearly 2,300 cities were ranked on more than 40 data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.

Want to know more about how this list came together this year? Check out our methodology page and our ranking criteria.

Want to know which cities made the list? (Of course you do!) Now, without further ado, we present Livability.com's Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2018. 

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