Americans are mobile people. In fact, the U.S. Census reports that about one in six Americans move each year.
Though most moves are local, nearly one-sixth of all people who move change states.
Finding the home that is right for you largely comes down to personal preferences, and the cities in this country have such varying characteristics that it can be a daunting task to narrow your search down to just one.
However, taking a broad view of the cities and investigating the characteristics that will affect your life on a daily basis can help you narrow it down.
When deciding where to put down roots, many factors are in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family.
Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare.
Below, check out the top 10 most livable cities of 2019 and why residents love living there:
- Denver, Colorado. (Best place for young professionals, finding a job)
- Austin, Texas.
- Arlington, Virginia. (best for raising a family)
- San Diego, California.
- Scottsdale, Arizona. (best city to retire in America)
- Seattle, Washington.
- Portland, Oregon.
- Ann Arbor, Michigan. (best for raising a family)
- San Francisco, California.
- Raleigh, North Carolina.