Curious about which cities are the best places to live in the United States? Studies completed by Kiplinger and CNN Money have rated the top cities in recent reports. If you're wondering where to buy your next dream home, or where the greatest quality of life might be, this guide will show you what the experts are saying.
Known for its high tech flair, Austin is a great place to settle down. The city is nestled between farmlands to the east and the Lake Travis to the west. Residents have breathtaking views in the north and western portions of the city, where hills are abound. Austin's style is driven with high-achievers but is proud to keep it weird and laid back motif. Kiplinger ranked Austin as number one of the best cities for the next decade.
Newton, Maryland, ranked as number three on CNN Money's Best Places to Live. The town has 82,000 residents and a stable economy. Newton's school districts are excellent and working parents can easily commute to Boston, which is about 45 minutes away. Known for its classic New England style, real estate is pricey at an average of $600,000 for a three bedroom home.
In Seattle, you've got high tech, coffee, and smart, creative people. The cost of living is high, but the quality of life is fantastic. The rainy atmosphere doesn't stop residents from playing golf and getting outdoors for water-sports. Culture blends in great dining, music and entertainment experiences. Kiplinger rated Seattle as number two of the Best Cities for the Next Decade.
Rogers came in at number 10 on CNNs Money's list of Top 100 Places to Live. Residents enjoy plenty of outdoor activities with the area's lakes, and the town boasts five golf courses. The city is home to about 57,000 residents, making this town large enough to have fun but still retain its small-town feel. Unemployment is low and jobs remain secure.