The Best Places to Live in America

From burgeoning tech hubs to historic New England hamlets, these towns offer great jobs — and homes you can really afford.

By Prachi Bhardwaj, Mayra Paris, Samantha Sharf, and Aly J. Yale

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Lock in Historic Low Mortgage Rates!

There has literally never been a better time to buy or refinance a home from an interest rate perspective. The pandemic has caused historic low-interest rates: under 3% for 30-year loans. We recommend getting pre-approved to lock in a low-interest rate.

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Mortgage Rates are at an all-time historic low. Lock in your rates today to take advantage.

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Protect Your Largest Investment

No matter where you live, home insurance is an important part of protecting one of the largest investments you’ll make in your life. You may qualify for lower policy rates, so start your free quote today.

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Protect Your Home

With so much time being spent at home these days, it’s more important than ever to create a safe space to live and work. Protect your home with a modern home security system that meets your needs.

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Lock in Historic Low Mortgage Rates!

There has literally never been a better time to buy or refinance a home from an interest rate perspective. The pandemic has caused historic low-interest rates: under 3% for 30-year loans. We recommend getting pre-approved to lock in a low-interest rate.

Start a Free Quote

Click your state to see Money’s recommended mortgage lender in your area

HawaiiAlaskaFloridaSouth CarolinaGeorgiaAlabamaNorth CarolinaTennesseeRIRhode IslandCTConnecticutMAMassachusettsMaineNHNew HampshireVTVermontNew YorkNJNew JerseyDEDelawareMDMarylandWest VirginiaOhioMichiganArizonaNevadaUtahColoradoNew MexicoSouth DakotaIowaIndianaIllinoisMinnesotaWisconsinMissouriLouisianaVirginiaDCWashington DCIdahoCaliforniaNorth DakotaWashingtonOregonMontanaWyomingNebraskaKansasOklahomaPennsylvaniaKentuckyMississippiArkansasTexas

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