20 Mar Madison, WI, earns its rank as the best place to live in the U.S. (for the second year in a row!)
Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Midwest
Each year, Livability publishes our research-based Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The list is based on more than 50 data points and examines more than 2,000 cities to rank the best places to live in the U.S. Here, we’re highlighting the top 25 best places to live in the Midwest based on our research. Each of these cities has something special to offer — read on to find out what.
With a famous farmers market, tons of free cultural attractions, outdoor concerts rocking all summer long and 200 miles for hiking, biking and snowshoeing, Madison, WI, earns its rank as the best place to live in the U.S. (for the second year in a row!). This Midwest college town possesses a resilient economy and is a welcoming place for recent grads, families and retirees alike. Located on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison has a dozen beaches plus hundreds of parks, and residents in this bike-friendly city prefer getting around town on two wheels. Frank Lloyd Wright’s mid-century marvels and the beloved Dane County Farmers Market add to the magic of Madison.