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AARP Livability Index | Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

How livable is your community?

The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact you the most.

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Don't know which community is best for you?

Find the cities or neighborhoods that match your livability style.

Our short quiz will walk you through the most important livability characteristics and other community features. Use Explore all communities to filter using all criteria.

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Top Overall Livability Scores for Communities

See how the top-performing communities (cities, counties, towns, etc.) across the U.S. are meeting the current and future needs of all residents.

Communities by Size

Very Large

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San Francisco, CA


100,000 to 499,999

What is

People of all ages deserve to thrive in their communities over the course of their lives. To evaluate this we look at the intersection of housing, neighborhood convenience, environment, transportation, security, and opportunity within any given community to measure just how well those factors serve its population.

AARP, under the guidance of a diverse expert panel, has identified key elements to measure and clearly define livability. They are:

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Affordability and access


Proximity and Security


Safety and Convenience


Clean Air and Water


Civic and Social Involvement


Prevention, Access and Quality


Inclusion and Possibilities

What Goes into a Score?

The AARP Livability Index is created from more than 50 unique sources of data across the seven livability categories. Using these metrics and policies, the AARP Livability Index scores communities by looking at how livable each neighborhood is within the community.

Learn about our scoring and methodology

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Connect with the AARP Public Policy Institute

The AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) is a trusted resource that advances innovative, equitable, evidenced-based and actionable solutions that empower people to choose how they live as they age.

Our solutions are adopted in policies and practices that improve people’s lives. Read more

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