Livability.com recently released their 'Top 100 Best Places to Live' list and Ann Arbor is ranked #13!
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 their inagural Top 100 Most Livable Cities list. The list is the result of a month long study of U.S. cities and the factors that make them the best places to live, work and play.
The data collected for the ranking were weighted based on an exclusive survey conducted for Livability by Ipsos Public Affairs, a leading market research firm. 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.
Ann Arbor ranked #13 with a Livability score of 627 and is the only city from Michigan on the list!
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