2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live: Ranking Criteria

This year we ranked more than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000 according to the latest projections from our data partner, Esri. For each city, we use our proprietary algorithm to calculate a LivScore. The LivScore is based on more than 40 data points grouped into eight categories:

  • Amenities

  • Demographics

  • Education

  • Economy

  • Health Care

  • Housing

  • Social and Civic Capital

  • Transportation and Infrastructure