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Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States Ranked by

Places to Live for 2022, sponsored by eXp Realty.”/>

The 2022 list centers on mid-sized cities that attract large waves of young people. More than 2,000 cities were ranked on 50 data points measuring economy, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and healthcare. has released the ninth annual list of the 100 Best Places to Live for 2022, sponsored by eXp Realty. The new rankings are the culmination of months of extensive research into relocation trends, economic variables and factors that influence quality of life. Thirty-six states are represented from coast to coast.

The 2022 ranking categories were influenced by proprietary research conducted by in partnership with Ipsos. More than 1,000 adults, ages 18 and older, from across the country were surveyed to determine what livability features they would value in a potential home community, with a focus on how the rise cost affects their resettlement decisions. Respondents were asked what factors would be most considered when choosing to move and how their housing needs and priorities have changed due to record inflation. Research shows that 7 out of 10 adults consider affordability to be one of the top three factors influencing the decision to move.

The 2022 list of the 100 Best Places to Live largely reflects findings that affordability and local amenities are top priorities for people looking to relocate.

“As remote work trends continue and affordability becomes more elusive amid high inflation, people are thinking about where their money is going furthest,” says Amanda Ellis, Managing Editor from “Our list of the 100 Best Places to Live celebrates the incredible small and medium-sized communities across the United States — the ones that really shine when it comes to affordability alongside amenities and opportunity.”

This year, Livability has partnered with eXp Realty, the world’s fastest growing real estate brokerage, for the annual community ranking. The company, which has been fully remote since its inception in 2009 and operates on a cloud-based virtual platform, understands that today many people choose their lifestyle over their workplace when they decide where to live.

“Gone are the days of having to live in the same city where you work, and that’s really changing the dynamic of how people decide where to buy a home,” said Dawn Conciatori, vice president, Referral Generation, eXp Realty. . “Research shows that more than 19 million Americans plan to relocate due to remote work and flexible work options. Moving to a new city is an exciting time, but also an important decision. Our partnership with Livability and this new research can help people find the kind of livable community they’re looking for, whether they’re looking to move now or in the near future.

This year, the list focused on medium-sized cities (generally defined as 500,000 people or less) that attract large waves of young people. More than 2,000 cities were ranked on 50 data points measuring economy, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and healthcare. Sources included the best public and private data available from organizations such as the US Census Bureau, Lightcast, and Esri.

The top 10 cities this year are:

1.Madison, Wisconsin

2. Ann Arbor, Michigan

3. Rochester, Minn.

4. Naperville, Illinois

5. Overland Park, Kansas

6. Minneapolis, Minnesota

7. Fishermen, Indiana

8. Salt Lake City, Utah

9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

10. Carmel, Indiana

The full list of the 100 best places to live in 2022 is featured on, along with each city’s LivScore and some of the specific attractions, activities and amenities that make it a great place to live.

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Amanda Ellis, Managing Editor,

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Cara Sanders, Managing Editor,

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About eXp Realty:

eXp Realty® is part of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), which is also the holding company of Virbela and SUCCESS® Enterprises. eXp Realty is the world’s fastest growing real estate company with over 83,000 agents in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, in France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic, Greece and New Zealand and continues to expand internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings offers real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity rewards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of real estate brokerage and technology solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools, and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, a deeply social and collaborative immersive 3D platform, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.

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