Americans take into account different factors when choosing where to live. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety takes priority.
To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.
Because of its importance, the labor market was one of the key measures used to identify the best cities. In order to be considered, a city needed positive employment growth between 2011 and 2013. Seventy cities did not meet this standard. Cities scored well if employment growth was high. Olathe, Kansas, one of the best cities to live in, received considerable marks because it had 14.4% employment growth — one of the best during that time.
Here’s how Boca scored:
Boca Raton’s “Best Cities” Report Card
No other Palm Beach County cities ranked in the national top 50, however two other Florida cities made an appearance on the list: Cape Coral ranked #46 and Weston ranked #15.
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Source: 24/7 Wall St.