10 best US suburbs for 2016 revealed

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10 Best US Suburbs For 2016 Revealed

Lower crime rates and quality public schools are among the many factors that draw people to the suburbs.

A company called Niche recently took a closer look at those and other key elements, including cost of living and amenities, that make city-adjacent communities desirable, and ranked them accordingly.

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10. Louisville

Boulder County, Colorado

(Photo by Katie Wood via Getty Images)

9. Carmel

Hamilton County, Indiana

(Photo by Douglas Sacha via Getty Images)

8. Clay Township

Suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana

(Photo via Getty Images)

7. Arlington 

Arlington County, Virginia

(Photo by Henryk Sadura via Getty Images)

6. McNair

Fairfax County, Virginia

(Photo via Facebook)

5. Chesterbrook

Suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(Photo via Associated Press)

4. Park City

Summit County, Utah

(Photo via Getty Images)

3. Rollingwood

Suburb of Austin, Texas

(Photo via Rollingwood Police/Facebook)

2. Merrifield

Fairfax County, Virginia

(Photo by Susan Isakson via Alamy)

1. Superior

Suburb of Denver, Colorado

(Photo by Ted Wood via Getty Images)

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Coming in at the top is Superior, Colorado, earning A+ marks for its plentiful outdoor activity options and overall health and fitness.

Second place Merrifield, Virginia, is touted for excellence in the categories of schools, diversity, and nightlife.

Rollingwood, Texas, a hub for family-friendly diversions, takes third, followed by Park City, Utah, and Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, respectively.

McNair, Virginia, is ranked 6th and Arlington, Virginia, 7th.

Rounding out the top 10 are, in order, Clay Township, Indiana, Carmel, Indiana, and Louisville, Colorado.

In determining which suburbs are the greatest in the country, Niche reviewed data on over 8,700 locations and ranked nearly 7,500 of them.

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18. Louisiana
Total people moving in: 891
Total people moving out: 1121
Net Flow: -230
Percent of Moves Outbound: 55.7%

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17. West Virginia
Total people moving in: 222
Total people moving out: 280
Net Flow: -58
Percent of Moves Outbound: 55.8%

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16. Nebraska
Total people moving in: 418
Total people moving out: 528
Net Flow: -110
Percent of Moves Outbound: 55.8%

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15. Connecticut
Total people moving in: 968
Total people moving out: 1236
Net Flow: -288
Percent of Moves Outbound: 56.1%

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14. Delaware
Total people moving in: 274
Total people moving out: 355
Net Flow: -81
Percent of Moves Outbound: 56.4%

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13. Vermont
Total people moving in: 131
Total people moving out: 175
Net Flow: -44
Percent of Moves Outbound: 57.2%

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12. Iowa
Total people moving in: 579
Total people moving out: 778
Net Flow: -199
Percent of Moves Outbound: 57.3%

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11. New Jersey
Total people moving in: 1548
Total people moving out: 2164
Net Flow: -616
Percent of Moves Outbound: 58.3%

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10. Ohio
Total people moving in: 1859
Total people moving out: 2713
Net Flow: -854
Percent of Moves Outbound: 58.3%

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9. Minnesota
Total people moving in: 1175
Total people moving out: 1591
Net Flow: -416
Percent of Moves Outbound: 57.5%

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8. Pennsylvania
Total people moving in: 2256
Total people moving out: 3196
Net Flow: -940
Percent of Moves Outbound: 58.6%

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7. Wisconsin
Total people moving in: 801
Total people moving out: 1138
Net Flow: -337
Percent of Moves Outbound: 58.6%

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6. Indiana
Total people moving in: 1240
Total people moving out: 1810
Net Flow: -570
Percent of Moves Outbound: 59.3%

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5. Wyoming
Total people moving in: 170
Total people moving out: 250
Net Flow: -80
Percent of Moves Outbound: 60.0%

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4. South Dakota
Total people moving in: 152
Total people moving out: 229
Net Flow: -77
Percent of Moves Outbound: 60.0%

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3. Illinois
Total people moving in: 2193
Total people moving out: 3535
Net Flow: -1342
Percent of Moves Outbound: 61.7%

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2. New York
Total people moving in: 2543
Total people moving out: 4107
Net Flow: -1564
Percent of Moves Outbound: 61.8%

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1. Hawaii
Total people moving in: 65
Total people moving out: 106
Net Flow: -41
Percent of Moves Outbound: 62.0%

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