10 Best Places To Live

Best Places To Live – These places stand out in 2011 with benefits that American families care about most to live that offer the best job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, nice weather, plenty to do, and more.

There’s a lot of ground to cover when you do your search. Let us help you decipher the information out there and narrow it down to just 10 cities. These areas were chosen for their low crime stats, good schools, great cultural environment with job growth, and other positive criteria.

1. Louisville, CO
2. Milton, MA
3. Solon, OH
4. Leesburg, VA
5. Papillion, NE
6. Hanover, NH
7. Liberty, MO
8. Middleton, WI
9. Mukilteo, WA
10. Chanhassen, MN

Raising a happy family requires more than just the best school system. With that in mind, you should define your criteria with the cost of living, graduation rate, standardized scores, home price, property tax rate as a percentage of median home price, percentage of homes occupied by owner, per-capita income, air quality and commute time.

How about the safest places? With the recent natural disasters that have devastated so many communities throughout the world, when you are considering your next move, you may be wondering if there is anywhere left that is safe to live.

In a word, “no”. Every area in the country has suffered, or will suffer, from a natural disaster. Whether it is a drought and tornadoes in the Midwest, flooding and ice storms in the Northeast or earthquakes and mudslides along the west coast, Mother Nature has the upper hand. Forbes recently partnered with Sperling’s Best Places to uncover the 10 safest states to live. Here are the top 5:

1. Honolulu, Hawaii
2. Boise City, Idaho
3. Sante Fe, New Mexico
4. Yakima, Washington
5. Spokane, Washington

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