MONEY recently released their ranking of the 2019 Best Places to Live, featuring cities across the nation with Clarksville, Tennessee coming out on top. Places with a population of 50,000 or more were measured based on factors such as economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, health and safety, and amenities.
Some places were automatically disqualified if they had double the national crime risk, less than 85 percent of the state’s median household income or a lack of ethnic diversity. This resulted in a total of 1,797 places that were evaluated by MONEY’s near 160,000 data points; this ranking was then shortened to the top 100 places to live. See below for a list of the Top 10.
Best Places to Live
- Clarksville, Tennessee
- Round Rock, Texas
- Fishers, Indiana
- Fulton River District in Chicago, Illinois
- Country Club Heights in Charlotte, North Carolina
- Draper, Utah
- Bentonville, Arkansas
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Meridian, Idaho
- Winter Garden, Florida
With a population of 158,579, Clarksville is attracting a lot of young movers, and the average age of a resident in this area is 29 years old. The median household income is $53,063 and the median home price is $155,898, making it affordable for young professionals. The projected job growth for the area is 9.1 percent.
See the full ranking here.