Columbus ranks #74 out of 100 best places to live in America - WRBL

Columbus ranks #74 out of 100 best places to live in America

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The Livability.com study ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America's small and mid-sized cities. 

According to a news release, "The list is the result of a months-long study of U.S. cities and the factors that make them better places to live, work and play. Livability.com partnered with the Martin Prosperity Institute, the world's leading think tank on the role of location, place, and city-regions in global economic prosperity, to produce the list.

Livability recruited Ipsos Public Affairs, a leading market research firm, to conduct a survey to find out what quality of life amenities residents value most. Respondents were asked about factors that make their communities better places to live, as well as the factors they would consider in selecting another city.

Those factors were narrowed down to eight categories – economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and healthcare – that were used to score and rank cities. Researchers narrowed their field to small-to-mid-sized cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 before collecting data for each city from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Walkscore and GreatSchools.com."

Columbus scored high in the areas of education and health care as well as amenities.

To see the entire list, go here: http://livability.com/top-100-best-places-to-live#/palo-alto/ca

Sarah Panko

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