These South Dakota, Minnesota Towns among 20 Best Places to Live
Deciding where to live can be a daunting task.
There are so many things to consider when you look for the perfect place to plant your roots and raise your family.
To help you find just the right place, the website Livability has been tracking the data from 1,000 small and mid-sized cities in America over the past eight years, looking at things like safety, affordability, job stability and availability, and outdoor activities.
From 1,000 they've whittled it down to the Top 20 places that 'have everything you’re looking for'.
One city from Minnesota and South Dakota are on the elite list.
In the North Star State, Rochester checks in at number 14 overall.
Livability's take on Minnesota's third-largest city:
'Hate waiting in traffic? Well, then, Rochester is the perfect city for you, with an average commute time of just 16.5 minutes! With major healthcare and tech employers like the Mayo Clinic and IBM, this town hits the bullseye of the low cost of living plus substantial job opportunities. Rochester also offers many family-friendly activities, a bustling downtown center, and outdoor activities.'
20. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Livability's take on South Dakota's largest city:
'With a booming economy, all four seasons, and many activities for the whole family, Sioux Falls is on the list of best places to live. If you're looking for a home with a decent cost of living, a low crime rate, and a small-town vibe, look no further than Sioux Falls.'
As for the best of the biggest places to live in America, no one region dominated. The top ten cities cities from ten different states
LIVABILITY'S BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Overland Park, Kansas
- Frederick, Maryland
- Charlottesville, Virginia
- Quincy, Massachusetts
- Hillsboro, Oregon
- Roseville, California
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Vancouver, Washington
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