Courtesy of Mother Earth.

liv score
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 70
Demographics 40
Economy 74
Education 79
Health 66
Housing 77
Infrastructure 44

#23. Lawrence, KS

Affectionately known by locals as “Larry,” Lawrence continues to be ranked high on the Top 100 Best Places to Live in large part because of its strong educational system led by the University of Kansas. The economy is robust in areas like agriculture, finance, research and technology, and the college town atmosphere makes Lawrence a dynamic community for shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

The city ranks high in housing choices for students and residents, and cultural and recreational amenities include a thriving downtown, more than 50 parks, and a robust music and arts scene. Lawrence officials and residents take pride in their city and strive to keep the community beautiful, with Massachusetts Street rated among the most scenic main streets in America.

Find out more about why Lawrence is one of the country’s best places to live.

Newsletter Sign Up

Keep up to date with our latest rankings and articles!
Enter your email to be added to our mailing list.