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Best Cities for Seniors

Best Cities for Seniors | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"A new study from Sperling's BestPlaces identifies those places which do the best job of caring for its elderly population. The "Best Cities for Seniors" study examined the state of senior care in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States."

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Top Ten Cities for SeniorsPortland, ORSeattle, WASan Francisco, CAPittsburgh, PAMilwaukee, WIPhiladelphia, PANew York, NYBoston, MACincinnati, OHChicago, IL

To see the entire study to go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/seniorcities.aspx
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Bert Sperling Studies

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"Sperling's concepts and methodology have been the basis of numerous studies since 1985. "

Great Places to Live's insight:

Today, Fast Forward, Inc. (the producer of BestPlaces.net) is responsible for more "Best Places" studies and projects than any other single organization in the world.

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Going Solo in the USA

Going Solo in the USA | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"The Times came to some insightful conclusions with their analysis," said Bert Sperling, lead researcher for Sperling's BestPlaces. "We made some different assumptions to more closely reflect our national lifestyle where fifteen year-old girls aren't commonly expected to get married."

Great Places to Live's insight:

The difference in the studies of the Times and Sperlilng is that Sperling's firm looked at similar Census data, but restricted its analysis to single, widowed, and divorced women age 25-64. To view the entire study go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/solocities.aspx and view the total results.

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Best Places to Live in Los Angeles, California

Best Places to Live in Los Angeles, California | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"Compared to the rest of the country, Los Angeles's cost of living is 43.60% Higher than the U.S. average."

 

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When it comes to Los Angeles are you speaking of the city or the county? Or a neighborhood within the city such as West Los Angeles. The San Fernando Valley is mostly the city of Los Angeles even through you hear names such as Sylmar, North Hollywood, Granada Hills etc.
It can get rather confusing. The best to do is look at a map or google  Los Angeles for your answers. ffrrom further information go to http://www.bestplaces.net/city/california/los%20angeles.

 

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Check Out This List Builder

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Sperling's List Builder
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Find your Best Place to Live, Best Place to Retire, Best Place to Vacation or Best Place to Visit. All you have ton do is check the selections at  http://www.bestplaces.net/tools/.

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Sperling's Best Places

Sperling's Best Places | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"In 1985, Bert Sperling developed a software program named "Places, U.S.A." which allowed people to enter their personal preferences to find their own best place."

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Ever since 1985 Sperling's concepts and methodology have been the basis of numerous studies. Today, the mother compabny,. Fast Forward, Inc. (the producer of BestPlaces.net) is responsible for more "Best Places" studies and projects than any other single organization.

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Best Baseball Cities

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The Best Baseball Cities in the U.S.

Great Places to Live's insight:

October is the special month of the year for all baseball fans. The World Series determines the best baseball team for the year.  Did you ever wonder which place can lay claim to the best baseball city? Here are the first five.
 1. San Francisco, CA
 2. St. Louis, MO
 3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
 4. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
 5. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH


For the entire study go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/best_baseball_cities.aspx.
And then as you are  watching the World Series , think about these results. . There’s a good chance they’ll be from one of the cities on this list.

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Best Places to Live in Austin, Texas

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This is a great shot of Town Lake in Austin Texas

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Austin is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the American Southwest, it is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America and the fourth-largest city in state of Texas.
Besides these stats, Austin is also known as the live music capital  of the U.S. Walk down any street and as you walk by any venue you will hear the sounds of great artists coming from  inside. To get all the stats on this city go to http://www.bestplaces.net/city/texas/austin.

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Halloween Deadliest Day

Halloween Deadliest Day | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it
Two Decades of Data Reveal Risks Beyond the Candy
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 Halloween approaches it is interesting to look at the Sperling’s Best Places study, They analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age on October 31.You will be shocked at these stats. Go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/halloween_deadliest_day.aspx for the full study.

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Best Airports to Make a Connection

Best Airports to Make a Connection | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"From never-ending security lines and Scrooge-like employees, to howling children and rude cellphone users, holiday travel may fall just behind a visit to the dentist on the list of life’s most unpleasant experiences. But it doesn’t have to be all bad."

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AXE’s Best U.S. and Global Airports to “Make a Connection”

Liberty Int’l (Newark, N.J.)John F. Kennedy Int'l (New York, NY)Philadelphia Int’lDallas/Ft. Worth Int'lMinneapolis - St. Paul Int'lSan Francisco Int'lCharles de Gaulle (Paris, France)O'Hare Int'l (Chicago)London Heathrow AirportRome Fiumicino Airport

Go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/airportconnection09.aspx for the complete study of airports and find out the airports to stay clear of.

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Best Baseball Cities

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October!

 "The most special month of the year for every baseball fan. The World Series determines the best baseball team, but did you ever wonder which place can lay claim to the best baseball city?"

 

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1. San Francisco, CA
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
4. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
5. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH
To see who the next five cities are go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/best_baseball_cities.aspx for the complete study.

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Most Secure Large Cities in the US

Most Secure Large Cities in the US | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®annually ranks hundreds of U.S. communities based on safety and security. In this year’s large city category of the “Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S.” study, Farmers has rated Bethesda, Md., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Pittsburgh, Pa., as the most secure large metropolitan areas (population of 500,000 or greater)."

Great Places to Live's insight:

Large Metro Areas (500,000 or more residents)

  1.       Bethesda–Gaithersburg–Frederick, Md.

  2.       Grand Rapids–Wyoming, Mich.

  3.       Pittsburgh, Pa.                                                         

  4.       Austin–Round Rock, Texas

  5.       Cambridge–Newton–Framingham, Mass.
For the entire report and to see how your city is ranked go to: http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/most_secure_large_cities_in_the_us.aspx

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The Best Cities to Relocate to in America

The Best Cities to Relocate to in America | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

Though cities such as Pittsburgh and Buffalo have reputations as industrialized hubs rather than cultural centers, they are increasingly focused on education and the arts.

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The 10 Best Cities to Relocate toPittsburgh, PA  Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY   Omaha, NE/Council Bluffs, IA  Fort Worth-Arlington, TX  Austin-Round Rock, TX  Des Monies-West Des Moines, IA  Madison, WI  Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN  Denver-Aurora, CO  Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

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Find your Best Place to Live

Find your Best Place to Live | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"Find your Best Place to Live, Best Place to Retire, Best Place to Vacation or Best Place to Visit. "

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Go to this list builder http://www.bestplaces.net/tools/ to find the perfect place for you to live , whether you are just starting out or retiring after many years of work.

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Competitive Colleges - Top 50 private schools

Competitive Colleges - Top 50 private schools | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"This time of year, you or someone you know may be deciding which colleges to apply to.  Not only do potential freshmen try to find the perfect school for their career and learning experience, but they need to consider how difficult it is to get accepted to the college of their choice."

Great Places to Live's insight:

Most Competitive Private schools:

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)Yale University (New Haven, CT)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

To see the total results go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/competitivecolleges.aspx

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Top Cities for Respiratory Infections

Top Cities for Respiratory Infections | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

While Greenville, SC ranked the worst city overall, places that ranked highest in the individual categories include:
St. Louis, Nashville and Nevada.

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1. Greenville, SC
2. Nashville, TN
3. Birmingham, AL
4. Oklahoma City, OK
5. Greensboro, NC
6. Little Rock, AR
7. Dallas, TX
8. Dayton, OH
9. Jacksonville, FL
10. Charlotte, NC
To view the complete study and the full list of cities,  go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/respiratory.aspx ; .

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Best Places to Live in Boston, Massachusetts

Best Places to Live in Boston, Massachusetts | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it
Best Places to Live in Boston, Massachusetts
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Take a look of the rankings of Boston, MA

Ranked #1 Most Competitive Private Colleges
Ranked #1 Most Difficult Cities to Navigate
Ranked #1 Safest Cities for Families with Young Children
Ranked #2 America's Riskiest Online Cities
Ranked #2 Best US Cities for Seniors 2011
See More Rankings go to http://www.bestplaces.net/city/massachusetts/boston

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Best Places to Live in Oceanside, California

Best Places to Live in Oceanside, California | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it
"Interesting Facts about Oceanside, California"
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You will find out about the population, school satistics, the cost of living, employments. And much more important information. here are some interesting facts.
Ranked #2 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #2 Best-Rested Cities 2011
Ranked #2 America's Most Playful Cities
Ranked #3 Sleep in the City Study
Ranked #3 America’s Best (and Worst) Cities for Dating

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Community Cost of Living Comparison

Community Cost of Living Comparison | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

"This comparison will include food, housing, utilities, transportation and health cost of living numbers."

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There are only three simple steps and we can  provide a cost of living comparison for you . we just need your  current city, where you'd like to move and enter a salary amount. That is it. So go to http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/ ; and take the quiz.

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Money Magazines Best Places

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This is an older study from Money Magazine but worth mentioning

 

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Here are their top ten small towns for 2011. 
1.       Louisville, CO

2.       Milton, MA

3.       Solon, OH

4.       Leesburg, VA

5.       Papillion, NE
For the full list of 100 cities go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/money_magazines_best_places_to_live_2011.aspx

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Find Your Best Place to Live

Find Your Best Place to Live | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

This is a great site to find out where is the best place for you to live.

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It is a long questionaire that covers everything you prefer from  climate to schools to population and the list goes on and on. To take the quiz go to http://www.bestplaces.net/fybp/quiz.aspx.

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Housing in Arizona

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By going to http://www.bestplaces.net/state/arizona you can check out all cities in Arizona and decide which one is best for you and your family.

Great Places to Live's insight:
Population:6,392,017Pop. Change:25%State:ArizonaMetro Area:Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Tucson, ... 11 moreCounty:Maricopa, Pima, ... 15 moreCity:Phoenix, Tucson, ... 451 moreZip Code:85364, 85225, ... 395 moreReal Estate:For SaleSearch:Find and Compare RealtorsSchools:

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Americas Manliest Cities

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"This year marks the third annual “America’s Manliest Cities” study, which provides updated rankings using revised and new criteria, outlined in this findings report. The findings offer a fun way to let the men of America know exactly where they stand against their brethren coast-to-coast."

Great Places to Live's insight:

America's top five Manliest Cities are listed below:

Nashville, TNCharlotte, NCOklahoma City, OKMemphis, TNColumbia, SC


To see the rest of the rankings, go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/americas_manliest_cities_2011.aspx.
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America's Drought-Riskiest Cities

America's Drought-Riskiest Cities | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

SoCal the driest, Texas the wettest

Los Angeles tops the list of drought-plagued cities, with its recent annual rainfall only 25% of normal. Other top-ten driest cities include Salt Lake City, Nashville, and Birmingham.

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Top ten drought-riskiest metro areas

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA  Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA   Salt Lake City, UT   Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN Chattanooga, TN-GA  Birmingham-Hoover, AL  Greenville, SC  Knoxville, TN

For the full report go to http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/drought.aspx. I know you will enjoy this interesting study.

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Find Your Best Place to Live

Find Your Best Place to Live | Comparing Your Standard of Living  and Much More | Scoop.it

Where you decide to relocate your family is one of the most important choices you will ever make. This is true whether it be across town or across the nation.

 

 

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Best Places.net has a great tool you can use to begin the task of making your relocation deicisions. It is a quiz that is bioht fun and very helpful. go to http://www.bestplaces.net/fybp/quiz.aspx to take the quiz.

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