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Four New England cities and towns named among the 10 best places to live on East Coast

The East Coast of the United States stretches over 2,000 miles from Canada to the Gulf Coast. But many of the best places to plant your roots are located in that stretch between Maine and Connecticut, according to a new ranking.

A new ranking by Travel + Leisure Magazine says four New England cities are among the 10 best places to live on the East Coast.

Portland, Maine is the most northern selection on the list but that doesn’t mean it isn’t warm and inviting. Travel + Leisure cites Portland’s laid-back suburban lifestyle, bustling art scene and highly ranked school system as the gem of the Pine Tree State. Also feel free to check out the Boston Celtics’ G-League team, the Maine Celtics, at the Portland Expo Center.

“The city, which just topped U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of the best cities to live on the East Coast for its low crime rates and the overall well-being of its residents, attracts newcomers with its natural beauty, bustling art scene, and laid-back outdoorsy lifestyle,” writes Travel + Leisure.

There isn’t much waterfront in New Hampshire but Portsmouth makes the most of it. One of the oldest working ports in America, Portsmouth’s well-rated public schools are “a magnet for families looking for a safe and picturesque place to relocate,” says Travel + Leisure. New Hampshire is also a popular relocation destination due to its lack of income tax.

Many of Boston’s hallmarks are well known. Its lively collegiate scene and world-renowned hospitals have made The Hub, well, the hub of the world north of New York City. Areas like Newton and Wellesley also provide easy access to Boston’s area landmarks without Boston pricing.

One of the wealthiest areas on the East Coast, Greenwich, Connecticut provides families with great public schools, beautiful beaches and easy access to New York City. That is- if you can pay the ticket price at the door.

“Greenwich is experiencing a ‘low inventory’ market and plentiful buyers…Properties ‘priced to market’ continue to receive multiple offers, and many are selling at or above their original listing price,” David Wilk, a broker at William Raveis Real Estate, told Travel + Leisure.

Source : Yahoo News