These Are The 50 Best Places To Live In The U.S. In 2018

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If you’re looking for a new town to call home, then you’re in luck. MONEY, in partnership with, just released its list of the 50 best places to live in America┬áin 2018. Between economic growth, affordability and quality of life, it looks like these top cities could be great spots for finding a good job, living without mountains of debt and stressing less.

This year, Frisco, Texas took the top spot. MONEY calls it a “boomtown” that will give residents “plenty of bang for their buck,” and we’re not surprised. Cities in Texas are making a statement this year, with Houston, Austin and Dallas all hiring like crazy in recent months. So, of course, some of the smaller towns followed suit. One thing Frisco is known for? Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Residents can enjoy the perk of a baseball game close to home any time they want.

The rest of the top 10 are spread across states in every corner of the country, with the overall top 50 including cities from just 31 states in the U.S.

Here are the 50 best places to live in America this year:

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  1. Frisco, Texas
  2. Ashburn, Virginia
  3. Carmel, Indiana
  4. Ellicott City, Maryland
  5. Cary, North Carolina
  6. Franklin, Tennessee
  7. Dublin, California
  8. Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  9. Sammamish, Washington
  10. Woodbury, Minnesota
  11. Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
  12. Newton, Massachusetts
  13. Orem, Utah
  14. Rogers, Arkansas
  15. Overland Park, Kansas
  16. Flower Mound, Texas
  17. Eastvale, California
  18. Broomfield, Colorado
  19. Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  20. Bethesda, Maryland
  21. Weston, Florida
  22. Doral, Florida
  23. Novi, Michigan
  24. Alpharetta, Georgia
  25. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  26. Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
  27. Wheaton, Illinois
  28. Lakeville, Minnesota
  29. Peoria, Arizona
  30. Rio Rancho, New Mexico
  31. Hunter Mill, Virginia
  32. St. Charles, Missouri
  33. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  34. Schaumberg, Illinois
  35. Sandy, Utah
  36. Edmond, Oklahoma
  37. West Des Moines, Iowa
  38. West Chester, Ohio
  39. Hillsboro, Oregon
  40. Henderson, Nevada
  41. Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  42. Brookline, Massachusetts
  43. Union, New Jersey
  44. Smyrna, Georgia
  45. Fayetteville, Arkansas
  46. Boise, Idaho
  47. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  48. West Hartford, Connecticut
  49. Rock Hill, South Carolina
  50. Coweta, Oklahoma

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Unfortunately, cities in 19 states, including Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, didn’t make the cut this year.

Although this list pinpoints some of the best places to live, you really can thrive in your career and life anywhere. Between saving and spending in smart ways, plus networking like a boss, you’ll have an amazing career and be able to live a comfortable life in whatever city you choose.

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