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Report: Fall River ranked one of the top 100 mid-sized cities in the United States for 2nd straight year



A publication has ranked Fall River as one of the top 100 mid-sized cities in the country for the second year in a row.

The editors at Livability put together a list of the best cities to relocate to with a population between 75,000 and 500,000.

When Livability created their list for the 11th year, a big differentiator was affordability. Only cities with a median home value of $500,000 or less have a shot at making the list.

Livability partnered with Applied Geographic Solutions and curated their list based on nearly 100 data points and an algorithm taking into account measures of a city’s economy, housing and cost of living, amenities, transportation, environment, safety, education and health.

Livability’s Top 100 cities are not ranked from 1 to 100 as they say there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the perfect place to live.

Here are some of the things that Livability had to say about Fall River.

“Fall River, Massachusetts, is a picturesque city along the Taunton River with access to wildlife areas, several beaches and parks along the water, like Fall River Heritage State Park. It has the largest Portuguese community in the United States, with plenty of restaurants where you can sample the cuisine, as well as the Portugalia Marketplace, where you can find all things Portuguese. Fall River also is home to the largest collection of historic Naval ships in the world, housed in Battleship Cove. 

“The waterfront community of Fall River, MA, is New England at its finest. The city of nearly 95,000 is culturally diverse, combining Old World charm with a modern urban atmosphere. It ranks as one of the best places to live in the U.S. due to its many amenities, affordability and sense of history (it was one the largest centers in the country for cotton textile production and manufacturing).”

To learn more about the rankings, what else they had to say about Fall River, and who else made the list, click here.



  1. Trump 2024

    May 30, 2024 at 2:33 pm


  2. Johnson’s Johnson

    May 31, 2024 at 7:42 am

    They clearly never actually visited Fall River

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