There are many factors to be considered when thinking of the best place to live and many of them are personal. However in general terms, taking personalities aside, people look for the economic and social aspects to where they live. In many cases, the economy and availability to find work are high on people’s lists of priorities. With all these considerations taken into mind here are the top 10 best cities to live in the US 2013:
This beautiful city in Colorado sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains providing a magnificent setting. Its economy is driven by the high tech market which allows an average income per family of $92,000, which is by far higher than most cities. The air is reasonably clear due to the mountains and 20% of the population walking or biking to work.
Home to the University of Texas and known for a vibrant cultural atmosphere. This Texas City has an above average family income and reasonably clean air. Most major American companies have at least a presence here.
The Twin cities offer a lot of activities with 15 miles of hiking trails within the city and a riverside that allows for water sports. Although this is becoming the most populated in Minnesota, it still has a very low crime rate.
The tranquility of the Savannah River setting and its low cost of housing and living has made this Georgia City an ideal place for retirement. Many of the 200,000 population do though find, low stress jobs.
The population of this Idaho City has exploded in the last 20 years, now with a population of 200,000 there is an infusion of new businesses arriving. Here there are plenty of activities available, especially for those who enjoy the outside.
If you can afford the high property prices, who wouldn’t want to live in Hawaii? Once you are there, the economy , based on tourism and fishing is healthy and for its residents there is a healthy and relaxed life style.
Located on the Missouri River, this city is known as the telecommunications capital of the US. The river has been a source for their economy since 1854 and continues to be so today. With a high Native American influence, the city is host to many annual festivals and other cultural events.
08: San Diego
This California City has almost picture perfect weather year round. Bachelor’s degrees are held by over 40% of the population and the poverty and crime levels are lower than average.
More than half the population here have degrees and the economy is steadily growing. When thinking of Seattle, many people think of rain but it does not have the highest rainfall for American cities. This is a great place for those that enjoy the outside and some of Canada’s most beautiful spots are not far away.
This is one of few cities that still offers job growth. Its economy is on the rise and is evident from the city renovations that have taken place over the last decade.