With its varied cultures and natural wonders, the United States offers hundreds of stunning and serene places to call home. Here we’ve compiled a handful of what we believe to be amongst the best places to live in the USA.
San Diego, California
San Diego sits on the coast of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. With a generous population of 1.3 million, San Diego offer numerous art galleries and world-class dining options. Its deep harbor is home to an active naval fleet, including the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier that is also a public museum.
In the huge Balboa Park, the world famous San Diego Zoo sits with over 3,700 animals of 650 species.
The capital of Colorado is well known for its stunning mountain vistas high recreation score. Offering a variety of outdoor-oriented activities in its sunny, mountainous location, many Denver residents spend their weekends hiking, camping, kayaking and skiing in the winter.
After a long day in the mountains, many Denverites settle down to a cool brew from one of the many local breweries and in fall welcomes visitors from around the country for its annual Great American Beer Festival.
New York City
The eponymous New York City offers a variety of world-renowned locales, restaurants and landmarks to its over 85 million residents. Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City is the most linguistically diverse city in the world. It offers a glut of activities and is often described as the cultural capital of the world.
Performing arts, literature, sports and vast green spaces share this relatively small space, making it a incredible place to live in the middle of it all.
This eastern port city has always been a popular setting for mob movies and crime novels, but Beantown ranks high as one best places to live in the USA.
Boston is a diverse city with a profusion of subsections and 23 officially designated neighborhoods and 31.4% of the population is between the ages of 20-34 years old. Boston is also considered among the top 30 most economically powerful cities in the world.
On the arts and culture scale, Boston scores high. Called the “Athens of America” for its literary culture, Boston has hosted such authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller and Henry David Thoreau.
Looking for some classical music? The Boston Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the world’s best and the Boston Symphony Hall has been called one of the top venues for classical music in the world.
If you’re looking for a serious run, the city hosts the annual Boston Marathon, which attracts world-class runners and hundreds of amateurs looking to experience the thrill.
This modern metropolis tops our list of 5 Best Places to Live in the USA. The largest urban center of Texas boasts a population of over 6.9 million people in the metro area and a booming economy (in 2013 it had a real GDP of $448 billion!).
An arts and media friendly city, Dallas offers multiple museums and performing arts centers to up your cultural intake. Three symphonies call the city home as well as the Dallas Center for The Performing Arts, the Dallas Opera and the Texas Ballet Theatre.
Feeling hungry? Dallas is a foodie town well known for its extensive selection of BBQ joints and authentic Mexican cuisine. It also has a number of nationally ranked steakhouses.
And if you’re feeling like catching a game, you’re in luck because the Dallas Cowbous call the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex home.