Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania in 2020-21

More than just the home of the City of Brotherly Love, Pennsylvania is also known as the Keystone State and contains national forests. Check out the best cities to live in Pennsylvania. For more information on how we rank, read the Best Places to Live methodology.

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  1. Harrisburg, PA
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    Harrisburg, PA

    #1 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    The great outdoors are easily accessible in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania's capital. Bikers and runners take in the scenery... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.7
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    6.9
    Value
    Value
    7.4
    Overall Score
    6.7
    Quality of Life
    6.9
    Value
    7.4
  2. Lancaster, PA
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    Lancaster, PA

    #2 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers a balance between natural and commercial spaces that residents appreciate. Expansive... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.6
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    7.5
    Value
    Value
    6.8
    Overall Score
    6.6
    Quality of Life
    7.5
    Value
    6.8
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
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    Pittsburgh, PA

    #3 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    Known by nicknames like Blitzburgh and Steel City, Pittsburgh is on the verge of greater heights. Emerging from a dying... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.5
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    6.3
    Value
    Value
    8.1
    Overall Score
    6.5
    Quality of Life
    6.3
    Value
    8.1
  4. Reading, PA
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    Reading, PA

    #4 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    Reading, Pennsylvania's history is steeped in innovation. The metro area is home to the real-life Reading Railroad from... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.3
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    6.7
    Value
    Value
    6.8
    Overall Score
    6.3
    Quality of Life
    6.7
    Value
    6.8
  5. York, PA
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    York, PA

    #5 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    York, Pennsylvania, may not have a towering skyline, but when it comes to historical punching power, this small metro... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.3
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    6.2
    Value
    Value
    6.9
    Overall Score
    6.3
    Quality of Life
    6.2
    Value
    6.9
  6. Philadelphia, PA
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    Philadelphia, PA

    #6 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia offers a unique setting for an eclectic mix of modern lifestyles, mingling both the edgy and the... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.2
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    5.6
    Value
    Value
    6.2
    Overall Score
    6.2
    Quality of Life
    5.6
    Value
    6.2
  7. Allentown, PA
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    Allentown, PA

    #7 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    Much of the charm in Pennsylvania's third-largest metro area comes from its vast collection of historic homes and... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.2
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    6.6
    Value
    Value
    6.4
    Overall Score
    6.2
    Quality of Life
    6.6
    Value
    6.4
  8. Scranton, PA
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    Scranton, PA

    #8 in Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

    Scranton may be the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania, but the close-knit neighborhoods that surround the vibrant... Read More
    Overall Score
    Overall Score
    6.1
    Quality of Life
    Quality of Life
    6.4
    Value
    Value
    7.2
    Overall Score
    6.1
    Quality of Life
    6.4
    Value
    7.2