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Friday, September 30, 2022

The 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. | 2022—2023

In our annual ranking of the top places to live, we look at the things that matter most to people: economic opportunities, quality of life, diversity, and where the best futures lie. Explore below the many different locations — and see if your town made it!

By Kristen Bahler, Adam Hardy, Aly J. Yale, Andrea Agostini, Jhoni Jackson, Kaitlin Mulhere, Leslie Cook, Julia Glum, Mallika Mitra, Mary Ellen Cagnassola and Sarah Hansen

No. 1

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia is the best place to live in the U.S. in 2022 because of its booming jobs market and eye on equality.

No. 2

Tempe, Arizona

No. 3

Kirkland, Washington

No. 4

Raleigh, North Carolina

No. 5

Rogers Park (Chicago), Illinois

No. 6

Columbia, Maryland

No. 7

Somerville, Massachusetts

No. 8

Ann Arbor, Michigan

No. 9

Tampa, Florida

No. 10

Jersey City, New Jersey

No. 11

Boise, Idaho

No. 12

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

No. 13

Irvine, California

No. 14

Fort Lee, New Jersey

No. 15

Arlington, Virginia

No. 16

Naperville, Illinois

No. 17

Milton, Massachusetts

No. 18

Fremont, California

No. 19

Carmel, Indiana

No. 20

Rockville, Maryland

No. 21

Franklin, Tennessee

No. 22

San Diego, California

No. 23

Hillsboro, Oregon

No. 24

Abington, Pennsylvania

No. 25

San Jose, California

No. 26

Alexandria, Virginia

No. 27

Chanhassen, Minnesota

No. 28

Denver, Colorado

No. 29

Overland Park, Kansas

No. 30

Morristown, New Jersey

No. 31

Lafayette, Colorado

No. 32

Camas, Washington

No. 33

Altamonte Springs, Florida

No. 34

South Burlington, Vermont

No. 35

Marietta, Georgia

No. 36

Kirkwood, Missouri

No. 37

Glen Cove, New York

No. 38

Kaneohe, Hawaii

No. 39

Hutto, Texas

No. 40

Madison, Wisconsin

No. 41

Salt Lake City, Utah

No. 42

Bentonville, Arkansas

No. 43

Sarasota, Florida

No. 44

Nashua, New Hampshire

No. 45

Norman, Oklahoma

No. 46

Greenville, South Carolina

No. 47

Juneau, Alaska

No. 48

Coralville, Iowa

No. 49

Jeffersonville, Indiana

No. 50

Sparks, Nevada


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