Best Places to Live

Political Cities

Explore the best cities in America for liberals, conservatives and moderates

The political leanings of a city may not be the first thing you consider when looking for a new place to live. Yet, they should be, as our happiness in a place can be largely dependent on the beliefs of the people around us. With this in mind, here are the 10 best cities for you, no matter which way you’ll vote in an election.

  • Best Cities for Moderates


    Ranking Criteria: 2012 Presidential Election Results, Current Political Representation, Registered Voters, Consumer Habits
  • Best Cities for Conservatives


    Ranking Criteria: 2012 Presidential Election Results, Current Political Representation, Registered Voters, Consumer Habits
  • Best Cities for Liberals


    Ranking Criteria: 2012 Presidential Election Results, Current Political Representation, Registered Voters, Consumer Habits
  • Best Cities for Liberals

    Threatening to move to Canada during election season? Maybe you don't have to go that far. Here's a list of cities full of people just like you.
    Ranking Criteria: 2012 Presidential Vote, Ideology of congressional representative, Registered voters, Consumer habits
  • Best Cities for Moderates

    In an increasingly polarized nation, these cities offer the chance for a more spirited debate with both the right and left represented. The representation from both sides of the aisle make them ideal places for moderates to congregate.
    Ranking Criteria: 2012 Presidential Vote, Ideology of congressional representative, Registered voters, Consumer habits
  • Best Cities for Conservatives

    These cities share conservative political views.