Cities recognized for ‘livability’
Charlotte, N.C., has been named the “Most Livable Community” in the country by the New York-based American Foundation for the Blind. The organization gathered information for the “Livable Community” awards from blind and visually disabled residents of 117 cities across the country. Residents rated the cities on transportation, pedestrian safety, employment opportunities, housing affordability, and access to services and cultural amenities. Berkeley, Calif., received the second place award, and Kalamazoo, Mich., was rated the third most livable city in the country. La Crosse, Wis., and Louisville, Ky., tied for fifth.