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U.S. News analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.

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U.S. News has evaluated 150 of the most populous metro areas in the U.S. to help you find the best places for you.



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The Best Places to Live in Texas in 2020

Devon Thorsby | Oct. 27, 2020

See how metro areas in the Lone Star State stack up.

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Best Places to Live in Florida in 2020

Devon Thorsby | Oct. 22, 2020

See how the most populous metro areas in the Sunshine State compare to each other.

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The Best Places to Live for the Weather

Devon Thorsby | Oct. 20, 2020

In these places, residents enjoy blue skies and sunshine year-round.

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Best Affordable Places to Live 2020-2021

Devon Thorsby | Oct. 13, 2020

When it comes to housing costs, these metro areas allow your paycheck to go further.

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The 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Devon Thorsby | Oct. 13, 2020

These metro areas offer the best combination of jobs, desirability, cost of living, quality of life and more.