Ranking the best places to live is a difficult task, and any such list is going to generate debate over who was overrated and who was snubbed.
Comparing several rankings of cities gives us a better picture of which places consistently get high marks.
We looked at several popular rankings of the top US cities to live in, including lists by US News and World Report, 24/7 Wall Street, Money, Niche, Livability, and SmartAsset. Each of the rankings weighed metrics including quality of life, cost of living, availability of jobs, education rates, and safety.
It's clear to see that across the rankings, certain cities made repeat appearances at the top.
Boise, Idaho, has made the US News and World Report ranking of the best cities in America for three straight years. It has also appeared on rankings by SmartAsset andNiche.