Best places to live, by state

What would you look for in an ideal town? Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in every state using data from Niche, recently released in the company's 2021 Best Places to Live rankings. These rankings consider a variety of factors, such as cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Stacker has produced local slideshow stories for 39 states, along with visualizations that encompass the entire country. The stories and visualizations are made freely available for republication. We only require that you source and link back to Stacker.

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Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Alabama using data from Niche, recently released in the company's 2021 Best Places to Live rankings. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

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