Raccoons live in a wide range of habitats. Most raccoons live in wooded areas that are near water. However, they are very adaptable and can live in the forests, mountainous areas, suburbs, and even cities.
Raccoons prefer to den up in elevated spaces when they are in certain types of danger. One reason is to have a greater warning of approaching predators. A raccoon who cannot hear or see a threat will respond in an entirely different way than one who has the benefit of being able to watch that predator’s approach.