Two Corridor cities have made MONEY.com’s annual 100 Best Places to Live in America list.
Iowa City topped the list at No. 19, while Cedar Rapids ranked No. 83. Ames and Des Moines also made the list, coming it at No. 35 and No. 62, respectively.
Iowa City was cited for its “well-rounded” nature, including activities for sports fans and literary types, and ultra-low unemployment rate. Cedar Rapids earned its nod thanks to reasonable home prices and short commutes.
‘We’re excited to announce this year’s list of the 100 best places to live in America, which, for the first time, includes neighborhoods as well as cities,” said Shaina Mishkin, the writer at MONEY.com who oversaw the project, in a news release. “The average American will move nearly a dozen times during his or her lifetime. Our Best Places to Live franchise gives individuals and families the guidance they need to make informed decisions about where they will have the best living experience across the country.”
The list, first published more than 30 years ago, takes into account each city’s economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living and amenities, among other data points.
MONEY.com is published by Des Moines-based Meredith Corp.
Republished from the Corridor Business Journal.