Quiz: Where should you live according to your personality?

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “Where should I live? or “Where should I move?” you may need a little moving guidance. Some personalities are cut out for big cities and others for the slower-paced, suburban lifestyles. Everyone has a special place where they fit in, the only problem is narrowing down the thousands of possibilities. Find out if the city, the suburbs, or something more rural work best for your lifestyle. 

Still have questions about where you should live? Whether you’re a teacher, dog lover, or an avid cyclist, there’s a city for you. Take some time to explore our list below. Who knows, you might just discover somewhere new!

Where should I live if…

Where should I live if I have kids?

According to a recent study, Overland Park in Kansas is the best place to raise a family. The city was ranked based on five primary categories: family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability, and socioeconomics. Overland Park comes in at number one thanks to their affordable housing, highest median family salary, and quality education. If you’re looking to start a family or just wanting to make a change, Overland Park could be the place for you.

Where should I live if my dog comes first, no matter what?

While it’s one of the more expensive cities to have a pet, Scottsdale, Arizona is the absolute best place to own a dog. This city has 120 dog-friendly restaurants, ample dog parks, and is easy to walk around. Plus, with Scottsdale’s 299 days of sunshine, getting out and about with your pup won’t be a struggle.

Where should I live if I’m obsessed with French Bulldogs?

It’s hard not to fall for these little bundles. Luckily for you, Los Angeles has an equally compelling obsession with French Bulldogs, who recently took the top spot for the most popular dog breed. Simply taking a walk down to the beach or heading downtown, you’re bound to come across a handful of Frenchies to keep you going throughout the day.  

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Where should I live if Elvis is my one and only?

If you can’t get enough of the King, Memphis, TN could be the destination you’ve been searching for. Step back in time in Graceland, where you can walk Elvis Presley's mansion, peruse his car collection, and admire his airplanes. When you aren’t exploring the house, there’s plenty to keep you busy in downtown Memphis such as live soul music, delicious BBQ, and eclectic street art. The National Civil Rights Museum is also in Memphis and offers a full day of exploration with over 260 artifacts.

Where should I live if I don’t drive?

No car? No problem! New York City is the most walkable large city in the U.S. This city gives residents plenty of options to get around between the subways, bike lanes, and buses. Not a fan of public transportation? There are cabs, Ubers and Lyfts, and black cars to chauffeur you comfortably. Given the city’s density, however, you may be able to reach most of your destinations on foot.

If you’re worried about feeling trapped, don’t. NYC is constantly changing, bringing in new restaurants, bars, shops, and amusements year-round. Not to mention the museums, parks, and historic sites. When you need a break from the hustle and bustle, simply jump on a PATH, NJTransit or Amtrack to get out of the city and into the local green spaces.

Where should I live if I can never have too much sun?

How much sun is too much? According to you, that’s an impossible question. If you can’t get enough sunny days in your life, Yuma, AZ could be your next home. Taking in an average of 308 sunny days each year, this city is the sunniest in the U.S. You might be wondering what to do with all this sunshine. Thankfully Yuma has both indoor and outdoor options. Spend your days outside exploring the Yuma Conservation or inside Yuma’s Art Center. Whatever you choose to do, you know the sun will be there.

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Where should I live if I’m a teacher?

If you want to make a difference teaching, Akron Ohio is the place for you. The city has a lot going for it including an independent movie theater and the Lock 3 which hosts family-friendly events year round. Along with these fun cultural hubs, Akron’s a great city to teach in. Jobs are plentiful since the city’s 18% increase in teaching jobs from 2014-2016. As a teacher, Akron could be a fun and engaging city to share your wisdom.

Where should I live if I plan to start my own business?

You might be thinking Silicone Vally or NYC, but the best place to start your own business is actually down south in Austin, TX. Here, people aren’t afraid to push the envelope and try something new. The startup scene has been on a steady incline since 2016 when it grew 81.2%. Home to innovators, creatives, and low taxes, Austin is small-business friendly and so are its people.

Where should I live if I can speak 4+ languages?

Speaking multiple languages is a unique skill. If you want to test your language skills and experience the full effect of a melting pot, Queens, NY is the place for you. NYC is home to some 800 languages, and its largest borough is Queens. People from all over the globe move there, bringing their native tongue and culture with them. Moving to Queens would let you exercise your linguistic abilities with people from various parts of the world.

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Where should I live if I’m an avid cyclist?

Maybe you commute by bike or you spend your weekends tackling the rugged outdoors. However you use your bike, it’s important to feel safe while riding. Fort Collins, CO is aware of the safety factor and implemented a variety of strategies to help cyclists and automobiles travel together safely. This proactive approach to helping cyclists is just one of the reasons Fort Collins is the best place for you and your bike.

Where should I live if I want to ski year round?

If you’re a skiing fanatic, you want all the snow you can get for as many months as possible. Luckily for you, Timberline, OR has the longest snow season in the U.S. Timberline Lodge sits atop a volcano on Mt. Hood. This 7000’ high lodge provides almost year-round skiing from October to May each year. So if you can’t stay away from the slopes, Timberlane is the city for you.

Where should I live if I need a daily doughnut fix?

Forget bagels or pancakes. For you, doughnuts are the best breakfast bread. If this sounds like you, Boston is waiting. Home of the Boston creme, Boston ranks as the best city for doughnuts. This city wins on both quality and quantity having the most doughnut shops per square mile and the most restaurants serving doughnuts per capita.

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Where should I live if I hate the beach?

You don’t get it when people long for the sand between their toes or the sea air in their hair? It’s okay to hate the beach, and there are plenty of cities to choose from that are away from the coast. That said, you don’t just want any city. Phoenix is the largest non-coastal city in the U.S., and one of the best places to live if you hate the beach but you like the boardwalk culture. Phoenix was ranked in the top 20 places to live thanks to its modest commute times, fair home prices, and high quality of life.

Where should I live if I could watch live jazz every night?

If jazz music gets your toes tapping, New Orleans is the place for you. This city has plenty to keep you busy, including jazz every night of the week. Take a walk down to the French Quarter, mosey on over to the Marigny, and end your night on St. Claude Avenue. You’ll have a chance to try the local gumbo and enjoy the jazz music in its birthplace.

Where should I live if I hate skyscrapers?

If you want the city feel but you can’t stand skyscrapers, D.C. would be a good fit for you. It is the only large city without a single skyscraper. There are a number of theories explaining the city’s height restrictions, but no matter how they were formed you get the benefit of a walkable city bursting with history and a view of the stars at night.

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Where should I live if I’m a history buff?

Are your bookshelves lined with history books and your Netflix queue stacked with American history documentaries? If so, Philadelphia is the city for you. Beyond the Liberty Bell, you can discover America’s past by walking the Historic American Revolution Trail and visiting the African American Museum in Philadelphia. There’s plenty of historical sites to keep you busy, and many modern restaurants and culture if you want to change it up!

Where should I live if I love tattoos?

Miami was chosen as the home of the hit show “Miami Ink” for good reason. It is one of the top 10 most-tattooed cities in the U.S. This coastal city is bursting with tattoo parlors and bronzed tattooed beach-goers. Whether you’re looking for some new ink yourself or just want to admire the artwork, Miami is sure to deliver.

Where should I live for the best school system?

Massachusetts is ranked as having the best school system in the country based on the safety and quality of its schools. Students here excel in both reading and math, and they have some of the highest ACT scores in the U.S. These academic achievements paired with a low bullying rate makes Massachusetts a clear leader in public education.

We hope this list helps you narrow down your search or even select your new city! Still exploring your options and want to know how your current lifestyle will influence your future? Then you won’t want to miss our lifestyle quiz. Use these two quizzes together to find the right city, state, or suburb for you.


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