Niche.com's 2018 Best Places to Live in America

Results from Niche.com’s 2018 Best Places to Live in America rankings are in, and the charming Carmel, Indiana, came in at no. 1 with its median home value of $306, 500 and median rent of $1,1,32. A+ ratings for public schools, housing, health and fitness, family friendliness and jobs also make the city desirable, as do its high marks for safety, diversity, nightlife, commuting and cost of living.

Chesterbrook, a suburb of Philadelphia, ranked strong at no. 2 with a median home value of $312,600, median rent of $1,991 and an A+ “Overall Niche Grade,” which is calculated by Niche.com data scientists and researchers who analyze user opinions and data to determine rankings.

Three St. Louis, Missouri suburbs — Richmond Heights, Clayton and Brentwood — came in at no. 4, no. 7 and no. 8, respectively, while Clarendon Hills and Buffalo Grove in Chicago took the no. 3 and no. 6 spots, respectively.

Carmel, Indiana, Arts and Design District (Credit: Douglas Sacha/Getty Images)

St. Louis suburb Richmond Heights (no. 4) and…