The best places to live in 2015

Looking to make a move in 2015? Here are some places you should consider.

PHOTOS: The best places to live in 2015


Money released its list of the best places to live in 2015, focusing on small cities that pack high wages, low home costs, steady job growth and excellent quality of life.

At the top of the list was Apex, N.C., a suburb of Raleigh whose high-paying tech industry and lovely downtown area has made it a great fit for those not wanting to pay the high costs of living in Silicon Valley. Papillion, Neb. came in at second on the list, praised for its low home costs, great schools, and revitalized arts and culture scene.

The states dominating the list included Connecticut, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Utah, each with three cities making the cut. Eight of the cities featured on the list were in the New England region, while four were in the Pacific Northwest. California, while having the largest population in the U.S., only had two of its cities featured.