Eight New England cities are among the 100 best places to live in the United States this year, according to a new ranking that praised the cities for their excellence in a number of categories, including education, housing, demographics and health care.
The list, from marketing firm Livability, looked at data from mid-sized cities to find the most “welcoming and affordable” cities that “offer the space and opportunity to grow, both professionally and personally. “.
The first New England town on the list was Quincy, at No. 49. With 27 miles of coastline, the South Shore town offers spectacular views of downtown Boston and adorable “historic charm,” according to Livability, and is full of must-haves. try the restaurants and bars as well as a Nantucket-style boardwalk.
At No 75 is Worcester, which celebrated its 300th anniversary last month. A bustling, walkable city, Worcester stood out on the website for its efficient transportation infrastructure, including the commuter rail for quick and easy trips to and from Boston. New England’s second largest city, Worcester is home to locals who appreciate the arts and nature – which is why catching a Broadway show or exploring one of the area’s five dozen parks is popular, a declared Deliverability.
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Just behind Worcester at No. 77 is Framingham, another suburb of Boston. Livability praised him for his work in healthcare research, citing the long-running Framingham Heart Study. But heart health isn’t the only reason Framingham makes the list – its well-educated and diverse population – more than 20% of residents have completed post-graduate degrees – makes this town stand out.
Massachusetts wasn’t the only New England state to make the website’s rankings — New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine are also home to cities among the best places to live in the United States.
Nashua is a city “brimming with creativity and personality,” Livability said, placing it at No. 51. Home to strong industries that provide good employment opportunities, including retail, information services and health care, Nashua offers excellent housing options at affordable prices. , according to the website. Not to mention its unforgettable scenery, like the 12-mile Nashua River Railroad Trail.
The other New Hampshire locality that has been recognized is Portsmouth, a port city that, at No. 79, “oozes New England charm”, according to Livability. It has a strong economy and an efficient transportation hub, thanks to New Hampshire’s only deep-water port. Then there’s the low crime rate, beautiful harbor views, fresh seafood and a lively arts scene, the site notes.
The only Maine city to make the list, Portland was ranked 62nd and hailed for its quality restaurants, seaside lighthouses and quaint cobblestone streets. Called “the quintessential New England city” by Livability, Portland has a small-town feel despite being home to 68,000 people, and scenic Casco Bay is just one of many beautiful landscapes natural areas that Portland residents can explore.
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Warwick was ranked No. 86 for its ideal location just 12 miles south of Providence, as well as its 39 miles of coastline. Add to that an excellent education system and high-quality healthcare, and Livability couldn’t ignore the city.
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Newport, known for its luxurious 19th century mansions and seafaring tradition, was the 99th best place to live in the United States. There is a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as sailing and cycling. Located in Narragansett Bay, Newport offers magnificent sea views that keep visitors coming back.