The 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live List Is Here!

Our 2018 Best Places to Live list includes a mix of familiar names and exciting newcomers. Can you guess which city nabbed the #1 spot?

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It starts with 2,300 cities and a big, unwieldy pile of data. 

Then, we ask more than 2,000 people across the country to tell us what matters most to them about the place they live. Affordability? Great schools? A fun cultural scene? Job prospects? Tight-knit community? 

Once we get those answers, the art and science of creating our annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list kicks into high-gear. We spend months calculating, researching, recalculating, spreadsheet-updating, algorithm-checking, writing, editing, number-crunching and coffee-drinking. 

And now, it's finally here: Livability.com's Top 100 Best Places to Live list for 2018.

This year's list includes a mix of familiar names and deserving newcomers. We're excited to spread the love for some awesome, under-the-radar cities while continuing to praise the enduring excellence of beloved places that make the list every year.

Speaking of which, we have a new #1 this year. 

Want to know which city nabbed the top spot? Wondering if your hometown made the list? 

Check out the hot-off-the-presses 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live and find out.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Winona Dimeo-Ediger is the managing editor of Livability.com. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Country Living, National Geographic and NPR. She lives for weekend road trips ... more

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