FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — Two Massachusetts cities land on a new list of the best places to live in 2020. The ranking from Livability puts Framingham and Worcester inside the Top 100.

Framingham comes in at No. 24.

“Some big-name companies — Bose Corporation and Staples, just to name a couple — call Framingham home, helping crank the economic engine in this Massachusetts city. But there’s still plenty of room here for innovative startups, fun breweries, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene,” Livability states. “Situated off the Mass Pike and between Boston and Worcester, Framingham has gone through a growth spurt in recent years.”

Worcester is ranked at No. 53.

“Located in the heart of New England, Worcester strikes an intriguing balance: It’s full of historic charm, but is also a modern hub for innovation,” Livability says.

Portland, Maine, was ranked 4th on the list while Manchester, New Hampshire came in at 57. The best place to live in the country is Fort Collins, Colorado, according to the ranking.

Livability said it based its ranking of small to mid-sized cities on several factors including safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation and job opportunities.

Click here to see the full ranking.

Comments (5)
  1. JimStark says:

    Who comes up with these lists? I have lived here for over 60 years and would put Framingham and Worcester in probably the bottom 20 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

  2. Tom Oconnor says:

    Maybe the best places if you are an illegal. Framingspain and Wormtown? Really?

    I’m pretty sure you are just making this up.

  3. Benedict A F Shapiro says:

    It looks good on paper, but there are nicer places nearby

  4. christina says:

    hahahha who comes up with this information worcester is horrible and framingham well overpopulated uh theres ALOT more safer nicer citys OMG

  5. will says:

    Wow. Talk about out of touch. Who the heck would want to live in those terrible infested holes???

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