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The Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 25 Small to Mid Size Cities with It All

Over the past 18 months, almost half of Americans either moved or thought about it.  If you look into your options, you’ll find that the most livable places in the U.S. aren’t necessarily the biggest, and sometimes they’re surprising.

One of the best college towns in the country, Madison, Wisconsin, is much more than meets the eye.

1. Madison, Wisconsin

Known mainly as the home of the University of Michigan, this college town is buzzing with culture, green vistas, and innovation, making it one of the best places to live in the U.S.

2. Ann Arbor, Michigan

Overland Park offers a lot, from a killer barbeque scene, extensive botanical garden, and large employers like T-Mobile.

3. Overland Park, Kansas

With countryside wineries, beautiful architecture, and rich history, this little city is truly one of the best places to live in the U.S.

4. Frederick, Maryland

This once countryside now bustling city of its own offers an abundance of theatres, open outdoor spaces, and plenty of local restaurants that will have you feeling at home in no time.

5. Charlottesville, Virginia

Close to hundreds of colleges and universities (including Harvard), Quincy has maintained its historical feel while keeping an eye on the future.

6. Quincy, Massachusetts

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