Factors such as affordability and amenities define this list:
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Boise, ID
- Portland, OR more...
While living well means different things to different people, this list is comprised of factors such as cultural amenities, pro-business environments, highly educated workforces and enviable salaries:
- Boulder, CO
- Doral, FL
- Fairfax, VA more...
While every region has its share of natural and man-made disasters, Forbes Magazine partnered with Sperling's Best Places (which compiles data from a variety of government and private organizations) to uncover the 10 safest places to live:
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Boise, Idaho
- Santa Fe, New Mexico more...
This study, conducted by Child Magazine, looked at over 100 cities in the U.S., looking at factors that ranged from pediatric healthcare and schools to housing costs and air quality:
- Denver, Colorado
- Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Virginia
- Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota more...
Sperling's Best Places analyzed government data to compile a list of places that combined low joblessness rates with a high percentage of singles:
- Iowa City, IA
- Fargo, ND
- Lincoln, NE more...
Compiled by the architectural firm RMJM Hillier and produced with the American Institute of Architecture and Zogby International, this study looks at cities with over 500,000 inhabitants and judges them according to criteria such as the quality of public transit, the number of LEED-registered buildings (indicating sustainable design) and how many of the city's employees work within creative industries such as performing arts or publishing:
- New York
- Boston more...
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