Green Bay, Wisconsin Named Best Place To Live In America

Posted May 17, 2023 by with 8 comments

I’m not sure I can take the list seriously given that two Florida cities are on it (why not add somewhere in California while they’re at it?), but maybe the hurricanes and drunken psychopaths aren’t that bad in Naples and Sarasota. In terms of the explanation for the #1 city (read it below), I couldn’t help but laugh. Is that what people care about? Craft breweries? Via U.S. News:

New to the No. 1 spot this year is Green Bay, Wisconsin, which has for a handful of years been located near the top of the rankings for its housing affordability, low crime and high air quality. While people who haven’t visited the northeastern Wisconsin metro area may exclusively recognize the city’s name for its NFL team the Packers, the metro area offers varied attractions, from historical and art museums to craft breweries and outdoor activities in both warm and cold weather.

Factors added to the ranking’s calculations this year include price parity, or the cost of goods and services to make them comparable from place to place; risk and resiliency regarding extreme weather and how temperate the climate is. For natural disaster risk and resiliency as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in particular, Green Bay scored well, ranking third out of the 150 metro areas on the list.

The 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-2024:

1 Green Bay, Wisconsin

2. Huntsville, Alabama

3. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina

4. Boulder, Colorado

5. Sarasota, Florida

6. Naples, Florida

7. Portland, Maine

8. Charlotte, North Carolina

9. Colorado Springs, Colorado

10. Fayetteville, Arkansas

[U.S. News]

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