Every year, US News & World Report puts out a list of the best places to live in America.
The recent release of their 2023-2024 list has a new place on top. The list is chosen based on job potential, how affordable communities are, safety, and overall quality of life.
The list even considers things like the cleanliness of the environment and air pollution, as well as commuting distances and weather.
Let’s Take a Look at the List
The number one place chosen by US News & World Report this year is Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Not only does it have some of the best home prices in the nation for the quality of life, but it also has a crystal clear environment and low crime rate.
Green Bay is most well known for being home to the Green Bay Packers NFL franchise, but it also has a number of great places to visit including museums, galleries, festivals, and breweries.
You are going to LOVE living in Green Bay
— Tyler Rigs (@T_Rigs99) May 12, 2023
A Good Time To Move?
The shifting economic reality has been making many people put off moves this year so far, but the exodus from big cities like New York and LA continues.
These top cities in America provide some good ideas for where to move; a lot of analysis and thought has been put into choosing them.
1. Green Bay, WI
2. Huntsville, AL
3. Raleigh, NC
4. Boulder, CO
5. Sarasota, FL
6. Naples, FL
7. Portland, Maine
8. Charlotte, NC
9. Colorado Springs, CO
10. Fayetteville, Arkansas
A second list only based on affordability was also put together by US News & World Report. The most affordable places to live in the country are:
1. Hickory, NC
2. Youngstown, OH
3. Huntington, WV
4. Huntsville, AL
5. Fort Wayne, IN
6. Beaumont, TX
7. Peoria, IL
8. Green Bay, WI
9. Davenport, IA
10. Knoxville, TN.
As we can see, several of these affordable cities are also on the list of the best overall, which makes them double winners!
The 10 best places to live in America based on Quality of Life, Value, Desirability, and Job Market Indexes (US News and World Report):
1. Green Bay, Wisconsin
2. Huntsville, Alabama
3. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
4. Boulder, Colorado
5. Sarasota, Florida
6. Naples,… pic.twitter.com/DiEYoZDkET
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 16, 2023
The Bottom Line
As affordability continues to be an issue and high crime drives people out of many big blue cities, it’s great to know there are still options.
What would be your first choice if you had to pick a city from these two lists to move to?This article appeared in StatesmanPost and has been published here with permission.