For years the editors at Livability magazine have been putting out their yearly ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.
They look at more than 1,000 cities and compare economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. This year they also added this question:
What matters most to you when you’re deciding where to live?
The #1 answer, by a landslide? Affordability.
So, for the first time ever, they put a cap on how much a home could cost. No city on the Top 100 Best Places to Live list has a median home value above $250,000.
Coming in first place in the entire nation-- Idaho's own Boise.
Richland, Washington, gets the next highest spot at #30.
Vancouver at 37.
Spokane comes in at 41.
Moscow, Idaho, at 60 and Pullman, Washington, at 86
If you'd like to check out the entire list, please click here.
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