Los Alamos ranked by Niche as the #1 best place to live in New Mexico. Courtesy/Niche
Los Alamos is ranked the #1 best town to live in New Mexico and #7 of the top 50 places to live in America, according to Niche’s 2021 rankings.
Many may wonder, what exactly makes a place an ideal hometown? Perhaps affordability, an area with a stellar school system, and access to shopping—depending on priorities, any of these might be deciding factors in choosing the best place to live in America.
To help make a choice, Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in every state using Niche’s 2021 rankings. Niche ranks places to live based on an array of factors, including the cost of living, educational level of residents, housing, and public schools.
Los Alamos is a town with a population of 12,666. Living in Los Alamos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Alamos there are a lot of parks and hiking trails. Many families live in Los Alamos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Los Alamos are highly rated.
Los Alamos Rankings
- Los Alamos ranked #1 of 104 Best Places to Live in New Mexico
Los Alamos ranked #1 of 49 Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in New Mexico
Los Alamos ranked #1 of 49 Best Suburbs to Live in New Mexico
- Los Alamos: 12,666
- Los Alamos Median Home Value: $308,100
- Los Alamos Median Rent: $1,042
- National: $1,062
- Los Alamos Renters: 33 percent
- Los Alamos Home Owners: 67 percent
While this data is the most current available, some housing statistics Niche uses to calculate its rankings—such as median home values and housing costs—are not entirely reflective of the current housing market. Since these numbers are subject to frequent changes and housing represents 10 percent of Niche’s total ranking, those statistics are omitted from forthcoming data points and do not detract from Niche’s overall assessment of the best places to live.
The list features college towns, suburbs, and cities. Many are appealing for varied reasons—from their safe environments and commitment to education to their proximity to the cultural attractions of an urban area and nearby wilderness for hiking and skiing. Some grew popular when a major company moved in, boosting local job opportunities. Some are especially quaint and historical, while others have been experiencing tech booms.
Whether you are looking to relocate, just daydreaming about a change of scenery, or curious to see if your hometown is mentioned, take a look at the American towns and cities that have earned their spot—and read why—on our list of the top 50 places to live in the U.S.
Check out the details of Niche’s methodology.