Phoenix Makes Top 20 Places to Live List
Northern Sky Line of Phoenix, Arizona
A strong job market, livable wages and and great outdoor activities make Phoenix a great city to live in, and now they are receiving national recognition for it.
According to a recent report, U.S. News and World Report ranked the city of Phoenix as the 19th best place to live in the nation.
Every year U.S. News ranks the top places to live throughout the United States, and this year Phoenix edged out many other cities in the running, making it into the top twenty in the nation.
To determine the best places to live, the report compiles data from the 125 largest metro areas around the country, including the cost of living, job market, crime rates and quality of education.
The Phoenix metro already boasts about 4.49 million residents, and the city continues to attract new residents with median home prices of $235,333 and annual salaries of about $47,540, according to the report.
A strong job market and healthcare industry continue to attract residents to the Phoenix area. Additionally, Phoenix is a growing technology hub, with many companies making their home in the Valley of the Sun.
In addition to the growing job markets and opportunities available, new residents are attracted to the diverse dining scene, shopping options and great entertainment according to the U.S. News.