Vermont Business Magazine – Burlington has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2017 (link is external) 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 (link is external). This year Livability collaborated with data partners EMSI (link is external) and world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida and assistant clinical professor Steven Pedigo from the Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities (link is external) 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-time cities,” 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 an economy strong (link is external) in health care and education, Burlington (link is external) is 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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