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U.S. News analyzed the 125 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 125 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 Affordable Places to Live 2018

Devon Thorsby | April 10, 2018

Which metro areas allow your paycheck to go further when it comes to housing costs?

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

Devon Thorsby | April 10, 2018

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

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The 2018 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Devon Thorsby | April 10, 2018

Some new additions to the Best Places to Live rankings edge out major U.S. metro areas.

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Is Middle America Best for You?

Devon Thorsby | April 10, 2018

A city you always thought of as part of flyover country could become your dream hometown.

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Can't Handle the Cold? 6 Steps to Move to a Warmer Climate

Devon Thorsby | Feb. 2, 2018

Discard the heavy coat for sunglasses in a warmer city, but not before you consider these details.