Best Suburbs To Live In America

Stacker compiled a list of top-ranked suburbs in the U.S. using Niche’s annual rankings, which look at such factors as the cost of living, the educational level of residents, housing, and public schools.

Brentwood, Missouri

“The City of Warmth,” as Brentwood is known, holds an annual festival each September called Brentwood Days. The community comes together for live music and entertainment, food, free carnival rides and games, a parade, and fireworks, though COVID-19 forced some changes to the event.

Clayton, Missouri

The city of Clayton offers a variety of housing choices, from elegant single-family homes to condominiums and apartments. Most are within walking distance of offices, restaurants, shops, and galleries.

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

By the 1930s and 1940s, the installation of sidewalks turned the village into a bona fide suburban college town, and today it is connected to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 95 via Interstate 476.

Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Clarendon Hills, which bills itself “The Volunteer Community,” holds a number of events in its downtown: a summer music concert series called “Dancin’ in the Street,” Daisy Days, and an Christmas Walk and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Great Neck Gardens, New York

Not to be confused with Great Neck Plaza, which lies just to the south of this cozy, unincorporated suburb, Great Neck Gardens provides a sparse quiet environment quite different from the overt hustle and bustle of New York City.

Though one of the largest towns in Massachusetts, it has little industrial development and less than 6% of its land is zoned for commercial use. Its median housing prices are some of the highest in the state.

Brookline, Massachusetts

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