WalletHub has ranked the best and worst small cities in the U.S. Lots of positive news for Massachusetts.
Northampton ranked the highest MA town on the overall list at #8. The rest of the Top 10 are:
- 14 – Milton
- 26 – Lexington
- 105 – Wellesley
- 120 – Danvers
- 138 – Saugus
- 143 – Somerville
- 150 – Melrose
- 165 – Newton
- 171 – Needham
To find the best small cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared 1,268 cities across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economic Health, 3) Education & Health and 4) Quality of Life. For our sample, we chose cities with a population size between 25,000 and 100,000 residents. Please note that “city” refers to city proper and excludes surrounding metro areas.
Lists on which MA ranked highest.
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Other key findings for Massachusetts home buyers –
MA ranked #1 as the best state for education.
- 9th Happiest State
- 13th Best State to Have a Baby
- 5th Best State for Working Moms
- 21st for Women’s Equality
- 11th for Nurses
- 28th for for Doctors
So Massachusetts has a lot going for it. Not the best state for retirement – will cover that in a future blog post. So that tells me this is a great state for everything from going to college up to retirement, then it might be time to move someplace warmer, less expensive and slow paced (could we actually slow down?). Whatever phase you are at, if you need help Contact Me.