VOTE The Best Cities for Teachers  

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List Rules Top U.S. city list for teaching jobs

List of the best cities for teachers. Teaching is a tough job only taken on by the toughest, most generous type of person. Usually,teachers can expect to work long, stressful hours without the promise of a high salary or job security. Plus, every year money is taken from education funds,making it even tougher to live on a teacher’s salary. The cities on this list are the answer to the question, “where is the best place to live as a teacher?”

The cities on this list are the best places for teachers to find jobs due to their salaries, treatment of those in the field, and low living costs. Many of these cities also have plenty of employment opportunities for teachers. Metropolitan cities like Minneapolis and New York are always in need of strong teaching candidates for any of the hundreds of private and public schools. Small cities have reverence for their teachers and affordable living costs.

Compiled on this list are all of the best locations for teachers looking for amazing employment opportunities with high pay, good working conditions, and affordable living. If you’re a teacher looking to further your successful teaching career, these cities are for you. 

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Massachusetts

2
40 24
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Michigan

3
36 22
New York City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New York

4
37 25
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Minnesota

5
28 19
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Connecticut

6
28 19
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Connecticut

7
27 18
Bridgeton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Bridgeton New Jersey

8
32 24
Kenosha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Wisconsin

9
31 23
New Haven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Connecticut

10
25 16
Vineland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New Jersey

11
34 27
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Michigan

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28 20
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Ohio

13
31 24
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Pennsylvania

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31 24
Providence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Rhode Island

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29 22
Muskegon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Michigan

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23 15
Nassau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New York

17
26 19
Kingston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Kingston New York

18
26 19
Joliet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Illinois

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45 42
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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30 26
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Illinois

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25 20
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Maryland

22
33 31
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers

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37 53
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

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28 45
Irvine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

25
29 47
Napa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

26
14 24
Suffolk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Virginia

27
21 39
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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18 35
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Hawaii

29
21 40
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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14 29
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Washington

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24 46
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

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19 38
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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20 40
Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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18 37
Cupertino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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21 43
Denver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Colorado

36
18 38
San Marcos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

37
16 35
Poway is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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16 37
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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18 41
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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17 41
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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18 43
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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17 42
Santa Clara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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19 46
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

44
15 39
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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19 47
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

46
17 44
Yuba City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

47
18 46
Modesto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

48
11 34
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Kentucky

49
16 45
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Nevada

50
13 41
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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