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Arlington Ranked ‘Best City to Live in America’

Rosslyn skyline (Flickr pool photo by Brian Allen)

Arlington County has topped a new list of the “Best Cities to Live in America.”

Arlington received high marks for education, health and fitness, nightlife, family amenities, outdoor activities, length of commute and diversity, according to Niche.com.

“It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels,” the website said. “Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels.”

Arlington bested cities like Cambridge, Massachusetts and Columbia, Maryland for the top spot on the list.

“These new rankings explore 224 cities to find the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities,” said a Niche spokeswoman. “Our team of data scientists analyzed data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources to calculate these rankings.”

The top 15 in Niche’s new rankings are:

  1. Arlington, VA
  2. Cambridge, MA
  3. Columbia, MD
  4. Ann Arbor, MI
  5. Plano, TX
  6. Overland Park, KS
  7. Boulder, CO
  8. Berkeley, CA
  9. Rochester, MN
  10. Bellevue, WA
  11. Irvine, CA
  12. Sunnyvale, CA
  13. Alexandria, VA
  14. San Francisco, CA
  15. Round Rock, TX

Flickr pool photo by Brian Allen

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