The 25 best suburbs in America, each boasting family-friendly neighborhoods, good schools, and wide open spaces

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The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating mass migration to suburbs.
Niche, a comprehensive guide to neighborhoods and schools, just released its annual ranking of best places to live based on the cost of living, crime levels, quality of schools, and more.
Business Insider rounded up the 25 best suburbs — or neighborhoods located outside of principal cities with populations of at least 1,000 — selected by Niche.
The metro areas with the most representation on the list are Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
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The coronavirus pandemic is starting to spell out the end of big cities.

Many are considering trading in their metropolitan lives, with one-third of Americans saying they are thinking about moving to less densely populated places.

If you’re entertaining the idea of making the move to greener pastures, Niche, the comprehensive neighborhood and school guide, just released its annual ranking of best places to live.

Niche ranked places to live based on the cost of living, crime levels, quality of local school systems, median household income, and more using a combination of US Census Bureau data and resident surveys. Read more about their methodology here.

The state of Pennsylvania led the list of best suburbs with five total. Maryland, Texas, and Virginia trailed behind with three a piece.

Here are the best suburbs to move to, ranked in ascending order:

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25. Short Pump, Virginia

Closest major city: Richmond, Virginia

Population: 27,526

Median household income: $109,384

Median home value: $403,100

Demographic breakdown:

White
64%
Asian
24%
Black
7%
Hispanic
3%

“Short Pump is an upscale area with quality public schools,” one resident wrote of Short Pump. “It is increasing its pedestrian friendliness and access to public transportation, but is still lacking in this department.”

24. Sugar Land, Texas

Closest major city: Houston, Texas

Population: 118,182

Median household income: $122,233

Median home value: $309,000

Demographic breakdown:

White
44%
Asian
36%
Hispanic
11%
Black
6%

“I like how small it is, it’s a nice break from Houston. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with the history of Sugar Land, and lots of places to eat and have fun,” a current resident wrote of Sugar Land.

23. Arlington, Virginia

Closest major city: Washington, DC

Population: 231,803

Median household income: $117,374

Median home value: $669,400

Demographic breakdown:

White
62%
Hispanic
16%
Asian
10%
Black
9%

“Arlington is a very clean and open-minded town with educated individuals and businesses that are dedicated to producing less waste. Many stores and retail centers are modern and well-kept. It is a family-friendly area with great public schools,” one resident wrote of Arlington’s positives. “However, traffic is prevalent and real estate prices are through the roof,” they wrote of the negatives. “But, living a healthy lifestyle is easy in Arlington with many healthy food options and amazing trails all over!”

22. North Bethesda, Maryland

Closest major city: Washington, DC

Population: 50,263

Median household income: $105,130

Median home value: $562,400

Demographic breakdown:

White
56%
Hispanic
15%
Asian
15%
Black
9%

“The neighborhood has great and easy access to stores, good trails for a walk or run, excellent restaurants in the area,” a current resident wrote of North Bethesda. “Homes are a little pricey but in my opinion, it’s worth it because of …read more

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