When it comes to great places to live in the Northeast, these New York cities are among the best to call home.

Ya know, it is human nature sometimes to get caught up in the negatives around us where we live. I am just as guilty as anybody. And when it comes down to things like taxes and cost of living, New York state is no picnic. But this I do know - I have traveled to many places with both lower and higher costs of living. Regardless of that cost, very rarely do those destinations match the quality of life we have in the Empire State, especially here in Upstate New York.

You can live in a great small city and still have nature in your backyard, or live in the most rural of areas with easy access to population centers that offer so much. Plus, our schools are typically ranked among the best in the nation. So while the cost of living can be high, there is a benefit on the other side.

5 New York Cities Names Best Places To Live In Northeast

There are a lot of great places to live in the Northeast, so it is super impressive that 5 Upstate and Western New York cities made Livability's 25 Best Places To Live In the Northeast.

See The 5 New York Cities Named Best Places To Live In The Northeast

The experts a Livbility are all about recognizing great communities to call home! When it comes to the Northeast they say the region overall "boasts a shockingly impressive diversity in food, culture, and landscape." It is simply a great area of the country to call home, and Livability has ranked the top 25 places to live in the Northeast. The list includes the 5 New York cities below, along with where they rank in the region.

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Upstate New York's 20 Best Places To Live For 2023 [RANKED]

Money Inc. has dug in and determined the 20 best places to live in Upstate New York based on the most important factors that lead to a high quality of life. From Buffalo to Rochester to the Finger Lakes and the Greater Capital Region - you will find many of the communities you know and love represented on this list based on all they have to offer. Factors like affordable cost of living, great employment opportunities, and just fun stuff to do all contributed to the best of the best Upstate!

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The 20 Worst Places To Live In New York [RANKED]

The experts at Money Inc. have compiled their annual rankings of the worst place to live in New York for 2023 based on safety, quality of schools, the strength of local job markets, and leisure/entertainment. When you put that all together, Money Inc. says there are 20 New York cities and towns to stay away from.

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