Vermont Business Magazine Burlington (number 11) has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2017 by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000) in this data-driven ranking. The list is an exclusive, independent, editorial ranking by Livability.com. This year Livability collaborated with data partners EMSI and world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida and assistant clinical professor Steven Pedigo from the Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities at NYU School of Professional Studies to shape the methodology and the framework by which it ranks the cities.
“This year’s Top 100 Best Places to Live list includes many first-timecities,” said Becky Henson, Livability spokesperson. “The fact is that each one of these cities on the list are a best place to live. Our data experts scoured thousands of cities and data points to build a list that truly encompasses the things that make a city ideal.”
With aneconomy strongin health care and education,Burlingtonis home to the largest hospital in the state, the University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as the University of Vermont and Champlain College. Conveniently located near two major interstate systems and the Burlington International Airport, Burlington has a solid infrastructure that offers convenience to residents and tourists alike, the study indicated.
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Source: 4.3.2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live