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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 for Young Professionals

Devon Thorsby | Nov. 19, 2020

These places offer the job market, affordability and reputation recent grads are looking for.

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Best Places to Live on the East Coast

Devon Thorsby | Nov. 17, 2020

See which metro areas on the Eastern Seaboard offer the most for residents.

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The Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S.

Devon Thorsby | Nov. 12, 2020

These metro areas are attracting new residents at a rapid pace.

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The 10 Best Places to Live in California

Devon Thorsby | Nov. 11, 2020

See how the largest metro areas in California compare to each other.

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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.