FORBES - The quest for a better quality of life influences many Americans’ decisions on where to live, work, play and travel. U.S. News and World Report has just released its ranking of the top 25 U.S. cities that offer the highest quality of life.

The list is based on a number of factors, including crime rates, educational quality, general well-being, commuter indices, healthcare availability, air quality, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Risk Index and more.

The report provides valuable insights for anyone considering a move, looking to travel to a high-quality place or just curious about how their city stacks up against other locations.

The Top 25 U.S. Cities With The Best Quality Of Life

  1. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Madison, Wisconsin
  4. San Jose, California
  5. Portland, Maine
  6. Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Green Bay, Wisconsin
  8. Hartford, Connecticut
  9. Rochester, New York
  10. Trenton, New Jersey
  11. Boise, Idaho
  12. Washington, D.C.
  13. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
  14. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  15. Fort Collins, Colorado
  16. Worcester, Massachusetts
  17. Albany, New York
  18. Naples, Florida
  19. Syracuse, New York
  20. Manchester, New Hampshire
  21. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  22. New Haven, Connecticut
  23. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
  24. Providence, Rhode Island
  25. New York City, New York

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Cover photo by Ken Silvestri