You should be planning to move to this Wisconsin city if quality of life, jobs, affordability, and desirability, matter to you.

Where Is The Best Place to Live

This isn't the most straightforward question to answer for everyone. We are all looking for different things in this life. However, I think it is safe to assume that there are a few things we may all have in common when it comes to finding a city to call home.

Every year, this U.S. News and World Report study attempts to find the best places to live in America, and they use a few of those metrics I think that matter to the majority of us.

  • Quality of life
  • Job market
  • Affordability
  • Desirability

Out of the 150 most populous metropolitan areas in the country, US News and World Report applied those four things above to each city. The numbers revealed the best places to live.

You can dive into the methodology here.

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Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-2024

Since we're an Illinois radio station, let me share where Illinois made the list, it was three different cities.

#70 - Peoria

#123 - Chicago

#133 - Rockford

It should also be noted that the Quad Cities area was #54, so we kind of share that one with Iowa.

I was born and raised in Madison, so I was a little biased when I saw that a Wisconsin city finished on top of this list. I was certain it would be Madison. Nope.

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The Best Place to Live in the Country

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Green Bay, Wisconsin

The small town with a big-city feel. The most storied franchise in the NFL doesn't hurt Green Bay's score in this study. The oldest settlement in the state of Wisconsin also has an excellent entertainment and arts scene, a revitalized downtown, and two college campuses.

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Here are the rest of the top 10 best places to live in the country.

2. Huntsville, Alabama

3. Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

4. Boulder, Colorado

5. Sarasota, Florida

6. Naples, Florida

7. Portland, Maine

8. Charlotte, North Carolina

9. Colorado Springs, Colorado

10. Fayetteville, Arkansas

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If these weren't any of the places you'd thought about moving to, you can check here to see if the city you desire made the list.

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