25 Great Places to Live in the United States

.  If you look into your options, you’ll find that the most livable places in the U.S. aren’t necessarily the biggest, and sometimes they’re surprising. 

So if you’re one of the millions of people contemplating moving and you’re looking for a small or mid-sized town that has it all, this list of the best places to live is for you. 

One of the best college towns in the country, Madison, Wisconsin, is much more than meets the eye. Located between Lake Mendota and Monona, it also has a strong economy.

1. Madison, Wisconsin

Known mainly as the home of the University of Michigan, this college town is buzzing with culture, green vistas, and innovation.

2. Ann Arbor, Michigan

 With excellent schools, affordable houses, and plenty of theatres, this nearby city to St. Louis received high marks.

3. Overland Park, Kansas

With countryside wineries, beautiful architecture, and rich history, this little city is truly one of the best places to live in the U.S.

4. Frederick, Maryland

Another college town, Charlottesville, has grown from the creativity and energy of the prestigious public college, The University of Virginia.

5. Charlottesville, Virginia