NYC ranks here on the best places to live list: Are you surprised?

U.S. News & World Report has released their list of the "Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2024-2025," and while NYC made the list, it didn't score really well.


The website looked at 150 major cities to find the best places to live. 


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"To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life," the website said.

New York City ranking

  • Overall score: 5.8
  • Quality of life: 6.8
  • Value: 3.7

"The city is a place of opportunity, which is why – despite the crowds and costs – people keep coming," the website said. "Some of the world's best theaters, restaurants, museums, parks and cultural activities can be found here."

Top 5 rankings

  • Naples, Florida
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina


Where are the top 5 best places to live in the NYC area?

According to a new report, a whopping 14 of the best places to live in the New York City area can all be found on Long Island.

The Big Apple also ranked 5th on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Places to Live in New York in 2024-2025." Buffalo ranked first, followed by Syracuse, Rochester and Albany.

To see the full list, click HERE.