Thursday, November 5, 2015 / by Michael Donovan
Good news this morning! In a report released today by 24/7 Wall St. ranking the top 50 cities to live in, our very own Cape Coral came in at No. 27.
To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by theU.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.
According to 24/7 Wall St.:
Cape Coral, a city on Florida’s Gulf coast, is one of the best places to live in the country. One of the biggest draws to the city of roughly 170,000 people — apart from the beach-lined coast — is the city’s economic expansion. Between 2012 and 2014, employment grew by more than 10%, the fifth-largest growth of any U.S. city. Cape Coral’s violent crime rate is also half that of the national average violent crime rate of 366 incidents per 100,000 people. Though the cost of living is about 3% higher that it is nationally, the city’s poverty rate of 12.5% is lower than the national rate of 15.5%.
The top five cities to live in?
1. Meridian, Idaho
2. Danbury, Conn.
3. Johns Creek, Ga.
4. Centennial, Colo.
5. Eagan, Minn.