Some of the top places to live in America as of 2015 are Apex, North Carolina; Papillion, Nebraska; and Sharon, Massachusetts. These cities were picked by "Time" due to factors such as job growth rates, diversity and ease of living.
Apex is a city in North Carolina with a population of 42,150 as of 2015. This city has a job growth rate of 15.5 percent and a median home price of $243,125. Apex is home to high-paying technology jobs, including companies such as IBM, Cisco and GlaxoSmithKline. Additionally, Apex has some of the best-rated schools in the state.
Papillion is located in Nebraska and is home to 20,166 people as of 2015. During this year, the job growth rate was 10.2 percent and the median home price $159,788. Papillion’s Sumtur Amphitheater hosts many sorts of entertainment events.
Sharon is a city in Massachusetts and is home to 18,178 people. As of 2015, this city boasts a job growth rate of 5.4 percent and a median home price of $450,856. Sharon is home to a diverse religious community, including nine churches, seven synagogues and one of the region’s largest mosques. The schools in Sharon are among the top 10 in the state, and two-thirds of students take AP-level exams.