Each year, Livability publishes our research-based Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The list is based on more than 50 data points and examines more than 2,000 cities to rank the best places to live in the U.S. Here, we’re highlighting the top 25 best places to live in the Midwest based on our research. Each of these cities has something special to offer — read on to find out what.

Cityscape of Lawrence, Kansas.

Lawrence, KS

With a diversified economy, affordable housing options, a strong educational system, excellent parks and recreation, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene, it’s no wonder Lawrence, KS, finds itself ranked among the best places to live in the Midwest

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