Two Arizona cities have been ranked among the “most livable” mid-sized cities in the U.S. in a study by personal finance technology company SmartAsset.
The company compared eight metrics across the 227 cities: median home value change, median monthly housing costs, percentage of residents below the poverty line, median household income, unemployment rate, percentage of residents without health insurance, average commute time and Gini coefficient, a measurement of income inequality.
Peoria sits highest at No. 35 and Surprise trailed shortly behind at No. 39.
Top 5 Most Livable:
1. Rochester, MN
2. Olathe, KS
3. Overland Park, KS
4. Meridian, ID
5. Centennial, CO