US News Names the “Best Place to Live” - See Where Portland Ranks
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The news magazine U.S. News and World Reports has named the best places in America to live in America.
Denver, CO come in as the best place to live followed by Austin, TX and a surprising Fayetteville, AR.
Of the top 100 - San Juan, PR is ranked #100.
Portland comes in as the 20th ranked "best place to live in America.
Portland's population toes the line between an innocent playfulness and a shameless wild side. Naked bicycle rides, a fully costumed adult soapbox derby and Voodoo Doughnuts – a bakery that is known for making one-of-a-kind donuts – are a sampling of ways residents live up to the unofficial city motto: "Keep Portland Weird." Locals tend to be friendly and laid-back while maintaining a healthy work ethic. This, combined with Portland's emphasis on self-expression, has created a breeding ground for many independent businesses and startups.
U.S. News & World Report's inaugural Best Places to Live rankings are intended to help readers make the most informed decision when choosing where to settle down. The metro areas included in the rankings are evaluated using data from trusted sources like the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Labor and U.S. News' own internal resources. READ MORE