OK, not the very top, but Money magazine once again included Clarkstown as one of the best places to live in the United States.
It came in at No. 71. Plymouth, Minn., topped the list at No. 1.
The other New York towns on the list:
Criteria were jobs/economy, safety, education, housing affordability and leisure/arts. The rankings were among the 716 cities/towns in the U.S. with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.
Not included: retirement communities, places with income to far above or below the stateâ€™s median income, those more than 95 percent white, and with high crime rates, population declines and significant unemployment/job loss.
Finally, the magazine said, locations were visited and residents interviewed to assess intangibles such as like sense of community.
Neighboring New Jersey had more towns on the list:
â€¢ Edison, No. 35
â€¢ Franklin Township, No. 5
â€¢ Hamilton, No. 51
â€¢ Howell, No. 77
â€¢ Middletown, No. 86
â€¢ Parsippany/Troy Hills, No. 13
â€¢ Union, No. 75
â€¢ Washington, No. 58
â€¢ Wayne, No. 100
Print | Email | 1 Comment »