2015 Best Places for Families, Millennials, and Retirees

Data-driven rankings from Niche.com assess U.S. cities, towns, suburbs, and counties.

May 19, 2015, 10:28 ET from Niche.com

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Niche.com, a research site that helps people choose schools and neighborhoods, has released its 2015 Best Places to Live rankings. The data-driven rankings compare U.S. places based on dozens of factors measuring livability, local schools, safety, jobs, community, and housing.

"We live in an age of unprecedented data," says CEO Luke Skurman. "Yet many Americans still make life-changing decisions - like where to live - with little more insight than we had 10 years ago. Niche is democratizing the power of big data. For years, we've helped millions of parents choose K-12 schools and even more students choose their college. Combined with our 60 million reviews and opinions on U.S. schools and places, these rankings are the next evolution in our mission to help people intelligently choose the places that define them."

The complete set of new rankings are available on Niche's free website at https://local.niche.com/rankings. See below for a preview of some of the most popular Niche rankings.

2015 Best Places to Live

Best Cities to Live In

  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. Berkeley, CA
  3. Boulder, CO
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Manhattan, NY

View the Top 100 Cities.

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Best Towns for Families

  1. Carmel, IN
  2. San Ramon, CA
  3. Redmond, WA
  4. Snoqualmie, WA
  5. Cupertino, CA

View the Top 100 Towns nationally and by state.

See how this ranking was calculated.

Best Suburbs to Buy a Home

  1. West Conshohocken, PA
  2. Waukee, IA
  3. Centerton, AR
  4. Chapin, SC
  5. Fishers, IN

View the Top 100 Suburbs nationally and by state or metro.

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View all 2015 Best Places to Live Rankings.

About Niche

Niche is a research site that helps people intelligently choose schools and places to live. By blending millions of community reviews and opinions with hard data, we make choosing a college, K-12 school, or place to live a more transparent process. With coverage on over 250,000 U.S. schools and places, Niche's rapidly expanding presence continues to empower users to find their niche and thrive within it. For further information, visit https://niche.com.

SOURCE Niche.com