Before moving to a new city, you may want to consider how safe you’ll feel or how far your dollar will go in that state. Official rankings can tell you about crime rates and job opportunities, but it’s hard to know if a city will live up to its promises without visiting it yourself or asking someone who actually lives there.
We combed through hundreds of reviews on Niche, a site that researches neighborhoods in the US, to find the city in each state that residents love the most. We looked at Niche’s ranking of the best cities to live in America in 2017, as well as the site’s lists of the best cities to live in each state, and selected the city that was the most positively reviewed by their residents.
Below, check out the best places to live in each state and why residents love living there.
You can read more about Niche’s methodology for ranking cities here.