The Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 25 Small to Mid Size Cities with It All

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.

These unicorn cities score high on multiple factors and provide residents with so much. So what are you waiting for? Your next hometown could be one of these 25 Best Places to Live.

1. Madison, Wisconsin

It is an excellent place for new college graduates and retirees, and anyone in between.  On top of that, it also has beautiful architecture and lovely farmers’ markets to enjoy.

2. Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

3. Overland Park, Kansas

If you’re looking for a suburb with peaceful scenery, look into Overland Park. With excellent schools, affordable houses, and plenty of theatres.

4. Frederick, Maryland

If you had to describe Frederick in one word, it would be charming. With countryside wineries, beautiful architecture, and rich history.

5. Charlottesville, Virginia

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

6. Quincy, Massachusetts

Close to hundreds of colleges and universities (including Harvard), Quincy has maintained its historical feel while keeping an eye on the future.

7. Hillsboro, Oregon Part of Oregon’s Silicon Forest, Hillsboro is home to the headquarters of many high-tech companies, including Intel and Genentech.