The Best Suburb Outside Every City in the U.S.

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Of all the ‘burbs you in America’s biggest cities, Niche has found each of these to be the very best one in each metro area. Each earned the top spot based on the quality of public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, local amenities, and more.

Click on the name of any suburb to find out more about it (pro tip: scroll down to see houses for sale in the area!), and click on any city to see a list of more great suburbs around town.

Metro Area Suburb Population Median Home Value Median Rent Housing Market Cost of Living Commute
Metro Area Albany
Suburb Menands
Population 3,998
Median Home Value $211,500
Median Rent $1,150
Housing Market B-
Cost of Living C+
Commute A
Metro Area Atlanta
Suburb Decatur
Population 21,210
Median Home Value $384,300
Median Rent $894
Housing Market B
Cost of Living C+
Commute A
Metro Area Austin
Suburb Rollingwood
Population 1,642
Median Home Value $839,200
Median Rent $3,501
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living C
Commute B+
Metro Area Baltimore
Suburb Ellicott City
Population 70,780
Median Home Value $515,500
Median Rent $1,582
Housing Market B
Cost of Living C+
Commute B
Metro Area Baton Rouge
Suburb Westminster
Population 3,103
Median Home Value $241,900
Median Rent $1,202
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B+
Commute C+
Metro Area Birmingham
Suburb Homewood
Population 25,652
Median Home Value $299,100
Median Rent $985
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B-
Commute A-
Metro Area Boston
Suburb Brookline
Population 59,180
Median Home Value $758,400
Median Rent $2,005
Housing Market C+
Cost of Living C-
Commute A
Metro Area Buffalo
Suburb Williamsville
Population 5,269
Median Home Value $164,000
Median Rent $901
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B-
Commute A-
Metro Area Charlotte
Suburb Davidson
Population 12,076
Median Home Value $393,300
Median Rent $1,054
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B-
Commute A-
Metro Area Chicago
Population 8,641
Median Home Value $485,900
Median Rent $974
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B-
Commute B+
Metro Area Cincinnati
Suburb Mason
Population 32,025
Median Home Value $230,100
Median Rent $1,056
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B+
Commute B+
Metro Area Cleveland
Population 27,773
Median Home Value $213,100
Median Rent $945
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B
Commute A-
Metro Area Columbia, SC
Suburb Seven Oaks
Population 15,981
Median Home Value $136,100
Median Rent $860
Housing Market B
Cost of Living B+
Commute B
Metro Area Columbus
Suburb Dublin
Population 43,874
Median Home Value $352,300
Median Rent $1,266
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B
Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth
Suburb Coppell
Population 40,631
Median Home Value $317,900
Median Rent $1,225
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B-
Commute B+
Metro Area Dayton
Suburb Oakwood
Population 9,077
Median Home Value $228,700
Median Rent $1,040
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B+
Commute C+
Metro Area Denver
Suburb Holly Hills
Population 2,684
Median Home Value $342,100
Median Rent $1,784
Housing Market A
Cost of Living C
Commute A-
Metro Area Des Moines
Suburb Waukee
Population 16,955
Median Home Value $191,900
Median Rent $1,031
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B+
Commute B+
Metro Area Detroit
Suburb Birmingham
Population 20,653
Median Home Value $439,000
Median Rent $1,330
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B-
Commute B+
Metro Area Grand Rapids
Population 11,297
Median Home Value $303,400
Median Rent $1,395
Housing Market A+
Cost of Living B
Commute A-
Metro Area Hartford
Suburb West Hartford
Population 63,187
Median Home Value $318,800
Median Rent $1,236
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living C
Commute B+
Metro Area Houston
Suburb Greatwood
Population 12,040
Median Home Value $300,800
Median Rent $1,931
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B-
Metro Area Indianapolis
Suburb Carmel
Population 86,940
Median Home Value $306,500
Median Rent $1,132
Housing Market A+
Cost of Living B
Commute B
Metro Area Kansas City
Suburb Leawood
Population 33,763
Median Home Value $415,900
Median Rent $1,235
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B
Metro Area Little Rock
Suburb Conway
Population 64,184
Median Home Value $161,400
Median Rent $742
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living B+
Commute B+
Metro Area Los Angeles
Suburb Santa Monica
Population 92,247
Median Home Value $1,086,300
Median Rent $1,626
Housing Market C
Cost of Living D
Commute A
Metro Area Louisville
Suburb Indian Hills
Population 2,953
Median Home Value $468,900
Median Rent N/A
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B+
Metro Area Memphis
Suburb Collierville
Population 48,005
Median Home Value $278,600
Median Rent $1,153
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B
Commute B
Metro Area Miami
Suburb Pinecrest
Population 19,272
Median Home Value $278,600
Median Rent $1,153
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B
Commute B
Metro Area Milwaukee
Suburb Whitefish Bay
Population 14,088
Median Home Value $350,700
Median Rent $1,175
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B-
Commute A
Metro Area Minneapolis
Suburb Eden Prairie
Population 63,206
Median Home Value $319,400
Median Rent $1,237
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B+
Metro Area Nashville
Suburb Brentwood
Population 40,873
Median Home Value $555,800
Median Rent $1,922
Housing Market A
Cost of Living C+
Commute B
Metro Area New Orleans
Suburb Mandeville
Population 12,244
Median Home Value $259,600
Median Rent $1,064
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living B
Commute B
Metro Area New York City
Population 11,731
Median Home Value $702,300
Median Rent $1,534
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living C
Commute B+
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Suburb Edmond
Population 88,342
Median Home Value $207,000
Median Rent $962
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B+
Metro Area Omaha
Suburb Papillion
Population 19,520
Median Home Value $167,200
Median Rent $829
Housing Market A
Cost of Living A-
Commute B
Metro Area Orlando
Suburb Winter Park
Population 29,543
Median Home Value $340,400
Median Rent $1,068
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living C+
Commute A-
Metro Area Philadelphia
Suburb Chesterbrook
Population 4,693
Median Home Value $312,600
Median Rent $1,991
Housing Market A+
Cost of Living C+
Commute A-
Metro Area Phoenix
Suburb Chandler
Population 242,131
Median Home Value $248,500
Median Rent $1,162
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living C+
Commute B+
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Population 32,865
Median Home Value $235,200
Median Rent $854
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B-
Commute A-
Metro Area Portland, OR
Suburb Bethany
Population 22,819
Median Home Value $440,300
Median Rent $1,379
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living C-
Commute A-
Metro Area Providence
Suburb Barrington
Population 16,304
Median Home Value $394,800
Median Rent $1,350
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living C
Commute B+
Metro Area Raleigh
Suburb Morrisville
Population 22,600
Median Home Value $291,400
Median Rent $1,146
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute B+
Metro Area Rochester
Suburb Brighton
Population 36,875
Median Home Value $171,200
Median Rent $951
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B-
Commute A
Metro Area Sacramento
Suburb Davis
Population 66,886
Median Home Value $565,700
Median Rent $1,291
Housing Market C+
Cost of Living D+
Commute A+
Metro Area Salt Lake City
Suburb Kaysville
Population 29,799
Median Home Value $281,500
Median Rent $760
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living B-
Commute B+
Metro Area San Antonio
Suburb Olmos Park
Population 1,964
Median Home Value $643,000
Median Rent $782
Housing Market B
Cost of Living B-
Commute B+
Metro Area San Diego
Suburb Solana Beach
Population 13,312
Median Home Value $1,045,900
Median Rent $1,892
Housing Market B-
Cost of Living D+
Commute A-
Metro Area San Francisco
Suburb Albany
Population 19,420
Median Home Value $697,600
Median Rent $1,653
Housing Market C+
Cost of Living D+
Commute A
Metro Area Seattle
Suburb Redmond
Population 59,268
Median Home Value $525,000
Median Rent $1,617
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living C-
Commute A
Metro Area St. Louis
Population 8,486
Median Home Value $237,600
Median Rent $923
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute A
Metro Area Tampa
Suburb Westchase
Population 22,999
Median Home Value $313,700
Median Rent $1,326
Housing Market B+
Cost of Living B-
Commute B-
Metro Area Tulsa
Suburb Jenks
Population 19,852
Median Home Value $195,200
Median Rent $1,145
Housing Market A
Cost of Living B
Commute C+
Metro Area Washington, D.C.
Suburb Arlington
Population 226,092
Median Home Value $623,300
Median Rent $1,861
Housing Market C+
Cost of Living C-
Commute A
Metro Area Wichita
Suburb North Newton
Population 1,901
Median Home Value $148,900
Median Rent $602
Housing Market A-
Cost of Living A-
Commute A
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.

The Best Suburb Outside Every City in the U.S.