Is Your Town One of the Best Places to Live in America?

When considering the question “What are the best places to live in America?” you have to realize it is a subjective question demanding a subjective answer. You might prefer big cities, vaudevillian metropolises like New York City or Los Angeles. On the other hand, you might like medium-sized cities, cities that haves all the benefits of a big city but are more low-key. Alternatively, you might eschew all of those things and prefer the burbs or maybe the country. It is truly a situation of whatever floats your boat, but the question of “What are the best places to live in America?” is something that many people take very seriously, especially real estate moguls and trendsetters.

That being said, every year there are lists detailing the best places to live in America. Of course, this changes year to year, but it’s important to pay attention to these lists, especially if you want to see the area you call home improve and be buzzworthy. One such list is this list put together by Builder, which utilizes information gathered by the team over at Livability.

Builder reports, “Rochester, Minn., home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, took the top honors on this year’s list, up from No. 2 last year, driven by its schools and the diverse range of affordable housing. Up next was Bellevue, Wash., followed by Madison, Wisc., Santa Barbara, Calif. and Boulder, Colo.”

So, these are the top 5 places to live in America? Interesting! The list is extensive and there are places on it that are from our neck of the woods. Check out the places on the list and think of ways that your neighborhood can make the cut (if it’s not already on it that is!).