Top 20 American Cities to Live in, in 2017

If 2017 reaffirmed anything, it’s that the U.S. is home to a wide range of people with a wide range of opinions. It’s actually quite amazing how large the country is and all that it includes.

With that in mind, we narrowed down the country’s Top 20 cities of 2017, weighing their livability in terms of cost and income with their local offerings that make them stand out. See if your city made the cut!


20.) Bozeman, Montana

Best American Cities - Bozeman


Metro Population: 42,435

Median Home Price: $313,525

Median Annual Household Income: $49,303

Bozeman is a beautiful college town (home to Montana State University) nestled between four mountain ranges and just 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Perfect for outdoor lovers, residents in Bozeman enjoy fishing, hiking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and so much more. Bozeman boasts a charming downtown and is home to art and music festivals throughout the year. 14% of residents bike or walk to work, and the average commute is just 13 minutes! Unemployment rates are low at just 2.3%.