A website that focuses on quality of life data has ranked Carmel as the best place to live in the United States. Niche.com’s 2018 Best Places to Live list gave Carmel an A+ grade for its schools, jobs, housing, health and fitness, and family life.
Niche considered several factors in their rankings, including higher education rate, cost of living, housing, schools, diversity, crime and other aspects of neighborhoods. Fishers was the second highest ranked Indiana community on the list, at no. 17. Zionsville ranked as the 3rd best Indiana community in which to live, at no, 149, Glendale appeared at no. 154, and North Central rounded out the Indiana top five communities, at no. 217. You can find the list of Indiana communities here.
Coming in no. 2 behind Carmel was Chesterbrook, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Clarendon Hills, Illinois, near Chicago, was 3rd, St. Louis suburb Richmond Heights was 4th and Okemos, Michigan came in 5th. For more details on how Niche calculate calculates their rankings, click here.