Sioux Falls Ranked On 'Best Places To Live' List

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Sioux Falls City Data

Sioux Falls, SD is one of the best places to live in the United States, according to a list put out by Livability. In this list, Livability examined the following: Economy, Health, Housing, Civic, Education, Amenities, Demographic, and Infrastructure. This entire list is comprised of cities with a total population between 20,000 and 350,000.

Top-100 Best Places To Live

1. Madison, Wisconsin

2. Rochester, Minnesota

3. Arlington Virginia

4. Boulder, Colorado

5. Palo Alto, California

6. Berkeley, California

7. Santa Clara, California

8. Missoula, Montana

9. Boise, Idaho

10. Iowa City, Iowa

11. Bozeman, Montana

12. Asheville, North Carolina

13. Ann Arbor, Michigan

14. Bellevue, Washington

15. San Mateo, California

16. Santa Barbara, California

17. Overland Park, Kansas

18. Salt Lake City, Utah

19. Rockville, Maryland

20. Eugene, Oregon

21. Pasadena, California

22. Fargo, North Dakota

23. Ventura, California

24. Fort Collins, Colorado

25. Sunnyvale, California

26. Mountain View, California

27. St. Louis Park, Minnesota

28. Santa Monica, California

29. Durham, North Carolina

30. Ames, Iowa

31. San Rafael, California

32. Frederick, Maryland

33. Greenville, South Carolina

34. Lakewood Colorado

35. Provo, Utah

36. Sandy Springs, Georgia

37. Lincoln, Nebraska

38. Miami Beach, Florida

39. Quincy, Massachusetts

40. Cambridge, Massachusetts

41. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

42. Towson, Maryland

43. Tempe, Arizona

44. Portland, Maine

45. Alameda, California

46. Renton, Washington

47. Bellingham, Washington

48. Beaverton, Oregon

49. Fullerton, California

50. Columbia, Missouri

51. Bismarck, North Dakota

52. Helena, Montana

53. Irvine, California

54. Reno, Nevada

55. Olympia, Washington

56. Santa Cruz, California

57. West Des Moines, Iowa

58. Honolulu, Hawaii

59. Eau Claire, Wisconsin

60. Ashland, Oregon

61. Monterey, California

62. Chapel Hill, North Carolina

63. Alexandria, Virginia

64. North Bethesda, Maryland

65. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

66. Lexington, Kentucky

67. White Plains, New York

68. Costa Mesa, California

69. Corvallis, Oregon

70. Manhattan, Kansas

71. Tampa, Florida

72. Silver Spring, Maryland

73. Kirkland, Washington

74. Lawrence, Kansas

75. Westminster, Colorado

76. Bend, Oregon

77. Redmond, Washington

78. Santa Rosa, California

79. Goleta, California

80. Knoxville, Tennessee

81. Stamford, Connecticut

82. Des Moines, Iowa

83. Fayetteville, Arkansas

84. Denton, Texas

85. Springfield, Missouri

86. Orlando, Florida

87. Menlo Park, California

88. Salem, Oregon

89. Burbank, California

90. Hayward, California

91. Greensboro, North Carolina

92. Charleston, South Carolina

93. Richardson, Texas

94. Tysons Corner, Virginia

95. La Crosse, Wisconsin

96. Grand Rapids, Michigan

97. Framingham, Massachusetts

98. Billings, Montana

99. Brookline, Massachusetts

100. Coral Gables, Florida

To see the complete ranking system and scores for each city, click here.

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