Manchester has been named one of the 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, outpacing more than 1,000 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000) in this data-driven ranking.
The 2019 rankings were guided by a study conducted by Livability.com in partnership with Ipsos. More than 1,000 millennials across the country were surveyed to determine what matters most to them when making relocation decisions. The top responses — affordability and job opportunities — were factored into this year’s ranking criteria, including, for the first time ever, a cap on housing costs. No city on Livability’s 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live has a median home value exceeding $250,000.
“The cities on this year’s list represent the best of the best when it comes to affordability and opportunity,” says Livability.com Editor-in-Chief Winona Dimeo-Ediger. “These 100 cities are not just fantastic places to live in terms of their amenities, education, health care and infrastructure, they are places where young people can build amazing careers and communities.”
According to the article, Manchester is a treasure with all kinds of things to do, while being only a stone’s throw away from New England outdoor recreation areas.
Manchester’s high marks in economics and amenities can be traced to its status as a hotspot for local conventions, sporting events and concerts — all while offering residents an affordable cost of living, especially for the Northeast. Also, the food scene is growing every day.
The full list of the 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live is featured on Livability.com with each city’s LivScore and information about the qualities and amenities that helped them make the list.
Livability.com highlights America’s best small to mid-sized cities. Through nationally recognized rankings, top 10 lists, daily articles and social media content, Livability helps readers discover the best places to live, work and visit. Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc.