2018's Most Livable Cities According to AARP
What cities in the U.S. are the most livable? AARP looked at 40 criteria in seven categories: housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, civic and social engagement, and opportunity for jobs to compile three livable cities lists broken down by size: large cities, medium cities, and small cities. Here is what the research found.
In the large cities category: Austin, Texas, Boston, MA Denver, CO, Milwaukee, WI, New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.
When it comes to medium cities, these are the most livable ones according to AARP: Alexandria, Va., Arlington, Va., Berkeley, Calif. Boulder, Colo, Cambridge, MA, Columbia, MD, Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Rochester, MN, St. Paul, MN.
As for the smallest cities: Bismarck, N.D., Brookline, MA, Fitchburg, WI, Harrisburg, PA, La Crosse, WI, Lafayette, CO, Portland, MN, Sheboygan, WI, Silver Spring, MD, and Sun Prairie, WI.