March 31, 2023 1 minute read

The No. 1 Best U.S. City to Live in is Cambridge, Massachusetts

This month, Niche released its ranking of the best cities to live in America, with Cambridge, Massachusetts topping the list at No. 1. Keep reading to learn more. 

The list ranked 228 cities by using data from the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics and CDC in combination with millions of resident reviews.

For Niche’s report, cities were defined as urbanized areas with a population of 100,000 or more. They were ranked based on the following factors:

  • Affordability
  • Local housing market
  • Neighborhood diversity
  • Area public schools
  • Walkability

For the first time ever, Cambridge topped the list. 

Niche data analyst Cortland Reed tells CNBC Make It that because Cambridge is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world, including MIT and Harvard, “the city provides a boost when it comes to employment opportunities and access to university amenities.”

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