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Here Are 2019’s Best Places to Live in America

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Have you ever considered moving to Boise, Idaho by any chance? It may not have been on your radar, but you might want to consider it – at least based on these rankings from Livability.

Of course, all studies about “best places to live” and “livability” are at least somewhat subjective, but the website calculated its scores by studying 8 categories: amenities, demographics, education, economy, health care, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation and infrastructure.

The study also took affordability into account and instituted a cap on the median home value. As a result, no city on the list has a median home value above $250,000 (I’m looking at you San Francisco and Seattle).

Here are the top 20 places to live according to the report. You can see all top 100 cities by visiting the Livability website.

1. Boise, Idaho

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Population: 214,196

2. Raleigh, North Carolina

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Population: 432,520

3. Madison, Wisconsin

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Population: 243,122

4. Iowa City, Iowa

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Population: 71,832

5. Rochester, Minnesota

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Population: 116,000

6. Columbia, Missouri

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Population: 115,391

7. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Population: 164,341

8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Population: 305,928

9. Lincoln, Nebraska

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Population: 269,726

10. Greenville, South Carolina

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Population: 61,734

11. Fargo, North Dakota

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Population: 113,464

12. Tampa, Florida

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Population: 355,603

13. Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Population: 399,950

14. Asheville, North Carolina

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Population: 86,789

15. Bismarck, North Dakota

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Population: 66,980

16. Manhattan, Kansas

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Population: 55,769

17. Orlando, Florida

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Population: 256,738

18. Tempe, Arizona

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Population: 169,816

19. Bloomington, Indiana

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Population: 82,813

20. Omaha, Nebraska

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Population: 440,034

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