Top 10 best places to live
“Best” can be difficult term to quantify, but recently U.S. News and World Report released an extensive analysis of 100 U.S. cities to determine the best city in the country in which to reside.
Each city was ranked in five categories – Job market, cost of living, quality of life, desirability, and if the population was growing or shrinking. The categories were weighted, and were scores were determined based on a wide array of data sets.
"The Best Places to Live ranking accounts for the most important concerns people have about where to live, such as cost of living, employment opportunities and access to good schools," Miriam Weiner, the publication’s product manager for Real Estate, said in a release. "Top-ranked areas not only have steady job markets, but they also have attributes that contribute to a high quality of life — affordability, low crime rates, shorter commute times and quality health care.
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To see the complete list and a detailed breakdown of U.S. News and World Report’s methodology, click here.