How do you define a great place to live? According to, which just released the 2017 Best Suburbs to Live in America rankings, there are several factors that a suburb is judged on, including school quality, amount of crime, housing trends, employment stats and access to amenities.

Based on those factors, as well as data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and more, Niche came up with the top 100 suburbs in America and in New York.

There were 28 Hudson Valley communities that showed up in the top 100 for the state—including New City—although none of them made the top 100 list for America.

In fact, none of the 100 best suburbs in America were in New York.

There are still some pretty terrific suburbs here in the Hudson Valley, according to Niche, with four making the top 10 statewide.
Ardsley was ranked No. 4, followed by Bronxville (6), Pelham Manor (8) and Rye (9).

New City’s overall grade was an A+, which it received in the Good for Families category and public schools, with an A- for diversity. Its lowest grade was a B- for housing. Suffern also received an overall grade of A+, with an A+ awarded in the Good for Families and Public Schools categories as well as an A in diversity. Suffern’s lowest grade was only a B for Housing as well as Crime and Public Safety.

Here are all the Hudson Valley communities that made the Top 100 Best Suburbs To Live in New York:

4 Ardsley
6 Bronxville
8 Pelham Manor
9 Rye
14 Briarcliff Manor
15 Scarsdale
16 Irvington
17 Chappaqua
19 Hastings-on-Hudson
24 Croton-on-Hudson
28 Armonk
29 Hartsdale
36 Larchmont
49 Bardonia
51 Katonah
52 Dobbs Ferry
54 Suffern
55 South Nyack
56 Tarrytown
60 Piermont
63 New City
73 Rye Brook
75 Upper Nyack
85 Pleasantville
90 White Plains
94 Mamaroneck
96 Tappan
100 Harrison

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