Our Top 15 Best Cities for Couples countdown continues. Is your town one of the top five? Read on to find out.
[Missed the beginning of this countdown? Start at #15 here.]
5. Arlington Heights, Illinois
The Village of Arlington Heights has everything a couple could ever want. A suburb of Chicago, Arlington Heights has something new for everyone to discover, whether you’re a long-time resident or have just relocated to the area.
Entertainment options range from the Arlington Racetrack to tapas restaurants and piano bars to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Mitsuwa Marketplace. Couples will be able to find date night activities for every night of the week.
4. Fremont, California
Located in the southeast section of the San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont is an affluent, safe suburb known for its proximity to Silicon Valley. With more than 55,000 trees, Fremont has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree City USA” and is dedicated to sustainability.
For couples looking to settle down and start a family, Fremont is a great place to stake a claim—the city has an extremely high number of preschools per capita and reputable school system.
3. Edison, New Jersey
Edison, one of the safest cities in New Jersey, is known for its green spaces and abundance of recreational activities. Located in northern New Jersey, it is one of the state’s fastest growing towns, with easy access to both New York City and the Jersey Shore for day-trip opportunities—regardless of the season. Edison is home to great schools, multiple shopping malls and a variety of restaurants. There will always be something for couples to do!
2. Staten Island, New York
Staten Island is a great place to live for couples who want access to everything New York City has to offer while still experiencing the best parts of suburban life. Couples can walk on the South Beach boardwalk, ice skate at Clove Lakes Park or take a visit to the Staten Island Zoo, where resident groundhog Staten Island Chuck spends his time.
Often called the forgotten borough, more than half of the population is married so there will always be a couple available to double-date, whether you’re going out for a Sunday Italian dinner or cheering on one of the eight professional sports teams in the area.
1. Newton, Massachusetts
Residents of Newton have a high average household income and reasonable rental rates—making it an affordable place for couples to live. Luckily for Newton residents, multicultural food options and restaurant variety are not an issue. Whether you’re feasting on French cuisine at Lumière or enjoying American fare at 51 Lincoln, Newton has something for everyone’s palate.
It is also an extremely safe city—Newton’s crime rate is 34, compared to the national average of 100. Newton, with its close proximity to Boston, offers endless opportunities for couples to explore—whether it’s heading down to Fenway to cheer on the Red Sox, taking a scenic drive that follows the path of the American Revolution or touring the Sam Adams brewery. And who wouldn’t want to live in the town that gave Fig Newton its name?!