Eden Prairie, MN Takes #1 Spot As The Best Place To Live
CNN/Money Magazine has just released its list for the 100 best places to live in America (made up of small cities with populations ranging from 50,000 to 300,000). To come up with their annual list, reporters attempted to determine the “optimal combo” of job opportunities available in the city, fiscal strength, top-ranking schools, low crime rates, good health care and an abundance of activities. What does this list mean for you? Is it just a place to hope to see your hometown? Will these factors influence where you choose to buy a home?
We know that unemployment is still an issue in this country. With people out of work, we wonder if home owners would consider packing up and moving to one of these cities with greater employment opportunities. Eden Prairie, MN, which took the number one spot, offers 50,000 right in the city itself, in addition to being called “family-friendly.”
Before considering a move, it’s important to know whether you’re ready to become a home buyer. You want to be sure that you can afford to pay 5% to 10% on the house in cash. You also want to know that your debts are under control, and you have a reliable source of income. With these things considered, choosing a location should be next on your list.
Let us know what you think of the ranking. Would you consider living in these cities? Leave us a comment!