The 10 best places to live in the USA

Are you dreaming of a life in the USA? We've compiled our top 10 most livable places for you! Here's a list of the best cities to move to in the USA.

#1. Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

In the Texan capital of Austin, you're always within walking distance of a park. That's thanks to a huge green initiative that has made Austin one of the most livable cities in the US. Plus, there's a huge music and club scene and over 300 days of sunshine a year.

If you ask around where the cheapest place to live in the US is, you often get "Austin, Texas" as an answer. But that's only partially true, as rental prices in the city center have picked up nicely in recent years. However, thanks to excellent public transportation, you can live where it's still affordable without hassle.

Austin is heavily involved in energy, transportation, and nature, and it's creating more and more jobs in sustainable sectors. You can already choose from many green top employers here. Speaking of green, don't forget that you need a Green Card if you want to live and work in the USA!

Austin facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 74,000
Nature Barton Creek Greenbelt, McKinney Falls State Park
Ø Commute time 25 minutes
Want to get to know Austin? Book your Austin tours and activities here!

#2. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs in the US state of Colorado

Colorado Springs in the US state of Colorado is one of the more affordable cities to live in the United States and regularly makes it into the "Best-places-to-live-in-the-USA" rankings of the big media.

Here, an hour away from Denver, you can enjoy the Rocky Mountain nature but still benefit from the growing job market. Thanks to an ever-improving infrastructure and a steady influx of new companies, Colorado Springs is all set for the future.

Now is the perfect time to find a place to live in Colorado because prices are still affordable. The nearby town of Boulder is also a great place to relocate as USA fans from all over the world gather here to study.

Colorado Springs facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 67,000
Nature Rocky Mountains, Garden of the Gods
Ø Commute time 23 minutes
Want to get to know Colorado Springs? Book your Colorado Springs tours and activities here!

#3. Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia, has changed a lot in recent years, as the thriving business metropolis in the Southern States of the USA has undergone (and is still undergoing) one of the most significant green initiatives in the United States.

Better infrastructure, over 30 km of protected bike lanes, and more open space through parks and greenways are on the agenda. In addition, Atlanta still values romantic neighborhoods with a small-town charm.

The booming economy is attracting more and more companies to the city, and there are many jobs. This also makes salary negotiations easy, and the slightly above-average cost of living won't be a problem for you.

Atlanta facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 65,000
Nature Stone Mountain, Atlanta BeltLine
Ø Commute time 27 minutes
Want to get to know Atlanta? Book your Atlanta tours and activities here!

#4. Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Although Seattle is one of the cities with the highest cost of living in the USA, the New York Times recently named it the most attractive US city to live in. This caused a stir at first but could be explained by the fact that Seattle also has an enormous average income of about $ 100,000.

Once you digest the numbers, you'll realize how wonderful life is in the green "Emerald City" in Washington State. Despite Seattle's big-city flair with high-tech companies and colorful nightlife, you're surrounded by water and nature.

It's no wonder that Washington State has often taken the top rank as the best US state to live in. There is also an excellent education system. Especially for young people, the city is a true goldmine.

Seattle facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 100,000
Nature Elliott Bay, Washington Park Arboretum
Ø Commute time 28 minutes
Want to get to know Seattle? Book your Seattle tours and activities here!

#5. Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Moving to the Sunshine State Florida has a lot of advantages: fantastic beaches, tropical weather, breathtaking nature, a rich cultural diversity, low taxes, and the best food in the USA.

So why should you choose Tampa in the West instead of Miami? Well, life is cheaper, the job market is growing steadily, and there is a lot to do in your free time.

In Tampa, you'll enjoy all the benefits that are typical of Miami: an overabundance of music and sporting events, lots of great restaurants, and a beautiful setting to live and work in. Yet you're also a little more protected from the crowds of tourists.

Tampa facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 58,000
Nature Tampa Bay, Cypress Creek Nature Preserve
Ø Commute time 25 minutes
Want to get to know Tampa? Book your Tampa tours and activities here!

#6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is the cool city with the small-town charm in the US state of Pennsylvania and is often underestimated. Thanks to the excellent public transportation, you have quick access to the big city glamour from anywhere in "Philly." But you can also benefit from plenty of retreat options in the beautiful parks and on green hiking trails.

The moderate cost of living in Philadelphia gives you enough room to fulfill your very own American dream. Plus, it's not far from Philadelphia to its important neighbors, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Enjoy plenty of live music, sporting events, and cultural highlights, and look forward to impressive architecture and excellent culinary specialties in the "City of Brotherly Love."

Philadelphia facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 48,000
Nature Bartram’s Garden, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Ø Commute time 34 minutes
Want to get to know Philadelphia? Book your Philadelphia tours and activities here!

#7. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis is one of the famous "Twin Cities" in the US state of Minnesota. Here and in neighboring St. Paul, an enormous number of cultures, innovative ideas, and the typical American entrepreneurial spirit mingle to create a thriving economy.

Nevertheless, according to U.S. News & World Report, Minneapolis is one of the 25 best and cheapest places to live in the USA, where residents spend only about 21 % of their household incomes on the cost of living.

So if you want to live affordably, work in a secure job, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors with its countless lakes, waterfalls, and recreational areas in your free time, move to Minneapolis!

Minneapolis facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 65,000
Nature Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Ø Commute time 23 minutes
Want to get to know Minneapolis? Book your Minneapolis tours and activities here!

#8. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago in the US state of Illinois is not called "Little New York" without reason. The beautiful city in the Midwest of the USA offers all the advantages of a dazzling metropolis, but without the exploding cost of living.

So in the "Windy City" of Chicago, you'll go easy on your new American credit card while enjoying great architecture, delicious food, plenty of concerts, comedy shows, and sporting events, and direct access to gigantic Lake Michigan.

You can choose between very different neighborhoods - from extravagant Boystown to the lively Bucktown-Wicker Park. With Chicago's excellent public transportation, it almost doesn't matter where you live. .

Chicago facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 62,000
Nature Lake Michigan
Ø Commute time 35 minutes
Want to get to know Chicago? Book your Chicago tours and activities here!

#9. Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh? Never heard of it. Yet this is not the first time the pretty city in the US state of North Carolina has landed in the top lists of the best places to live in the USA. Located in the so-called Research Triangle of America, Raleigh attracts thousands of new residents each year with unique job opportunities in the high-tech industry.

Aside from high-paying jobs, there's also plenty of relaxation waiting for you in Raleigh: heaps of great restaurants, events, fantastic weather, great parks, and some of the nicest people in the US.

What is life in America really like? You'll find out in Raleigh, where there's still a hint of that romantic small-town feel in the midst of a growth spurt.

Raleigh facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 68,000
Nature Lake Johnson Park, Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Ø Commute time 24 minutes
Want to get to know Raleigh? Book your Raleigh tours and activities here!

#10. Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is a great place for families and young professionals. Life here offers you a comfortable suburban feel mixed with a great selection of top employers, for example, the American Family Insurance with its more than 13,000 employees.

You'll be interested in insurance not only when looking for a job in Madison but also because you'll need good health care for your new life in the USA. Learn everything about the American health insurance system and find the best value for your money.

In addition to excellent public schools and affordable housing, Madison also offers great museums, farmer's markets, dazzling nightlife, beautiful parks and lakes, and a wide range of recreational activities.

Madison facts
Cost of living $$$$$
Ø Household income about $ 67,000
Nature Lake Kegonsa State Park, Olbrich Park
Ø Commute time 20 minutes
Want to get to know Madison? Book your Madison tours and activities here!

Our insider tip: Detroit, Michigan

Are you surprised to find Detroit in the US state of Michigan in this list? Then you probably haven't been there for a while because the former factory town in the "Rust Belt" has become a cultural jewel within the last few years!

Renovations, start-ups, and the influx of creatives and movers and shakers from all over the world have transformed Detroit into a vibrant place full of cultural highlights, hip bars, top restaurants, and events with a great community spirit.

For many years, Detroit would have ranked about No. 1,000 in the nation's safest cities list. But now it won't be long before the "Rock City's" undeservedly bad reputation evaporates forever. That's why it's the right time to secure yourself a nice and affordable spot in the former Motor City!

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