Here Are America's 10 Best Suburbs

Though most only get average scores on cost of living
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2016 2:26 PM CDT
Here Are America's 10 Best Suburbs
Erick Neussl of Falls Church, Va., bikes with his daughter Isabel Neussl, 7, by the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, Va. on Monday July 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Looking for a change of scenery? Niche looked at data on schools, job opportunities, cost of living, local amenities, and crime in order to come up with its ranking of the top 100 suburbs in which to live in America. The top 10:

  1. Superior, Colo.: It gets As for education, real estate, jobs, and most other categories, but a C- for cost of living.
  2. Merrifield, Va.: Similarly, it gets mostly As (Bs for weather and jobs) but a C- for cost of living.
  3. Rollingwood, Texas: Noticing a trend here? Cost of living is its worst grade at C-.
  4. Park City, Utah: It fares even worse in the cost of living category with a D+, but all other categories get As and Bs.
  5. Chesterbrook, Pa.: It snags the highest cost of living score in the top 5 with a C, and also gets a C+ for weather, but the rest are As and Bs.

  1. McNair, Va.: Another C- for cost of living; As and Bs elsewhere.
  2. Arlington, Va: Ditto McNair.
  3. Clay Township, Ind.: Finally, a B- for cost of living. It gets mostly As and Bs elsewhere, but a C+ for outdoor activities.
  4. Carmel, Ind.: Another B- for cost of living, C+ for outdoor activities, and As and Bs elsewhere.
  5. Louisville, Colo.: We're back to C- for cost of living, but As and Bs elsewhere.
Click for the complete list. (Read more best places to live stories.)

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