The suburbs conjure up images of white picket fences, Little League games and a peaceful refuge from the bustling city. But with so many suburbs cropped up around big cities around the U.S., it can be difficult to determine which suburbs are the best.
Coldwell Banker recently released their list of the Best Places to Live for Suburbanites, as part of its "Best Places to Live" series.
They studied trends in more than 11,000 suburbs across the U.S. and looked at a variety of factors, including access to amenities like grocery stores and banks, proximity to good schools, commuting distance and community safety.
Their study revealed some interesting insights into life in the suburbs, where about 75% of people own their homes, 92% drive to work, and most people tend to eat meals at home.
Coldwell Banker also found that the best suburb in the country is Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, where nearly 100% of the people own their own homes and the commutes to nearby Denver average about 20 minutes.
#10 Huntington Woods, Mich. (Suburb of Detroit-Warren-Livonia)
This Detroit suburb was modeled after Huntington, England, and is filled with historic homes.
The town, which is home to the Rackham Golf Course and the Detroit Zoo, fosters a sense of community with its many clubs, like the Boy Scouts and the Garden Club.
#9 Rossmoor, Calif. (Suburb of Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana)
Orange County's Rossmoor is only a short drive from L.A., but it feels like it's a world away with its laid-back lifestyle and quiet suburban feel.
There are nice community facilities, like the Rossmoor Park Community Center and Rossmoor Shopping Village.
#8 East Grand Rapids, Mich. (Suburb of Grand Rapids)
Founded in the 1830s, East Grand Rapids is the quintessential American small town, home to former President Gerald Ford and author Chris Van Allsburg, who wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji.
The peaceful town wraps around Reeds Lake and offers ample opportunity for swimming and boating in the lake.
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