Madison City Wisconsin Won Best City To Live In.
Madison City Wisconsin took top honors by Martin Prosperty Institute.
Madion City Wisconsin took top honors of the best place to live in America in 2014 according to the newly released Top 100 Best Places to Live list by Livability.com, Madison City .Livability’s Top 100 Cities (see full list below), which is the culmination of months of exclusive research into what factors most influence the livability of America’s small to mid-sized cities. More than 30 states are represented, from coast to coast. The study was done in partnership with the research team at the Martin Prosperity Institute. The Institute, directed by Richard Florida, is part of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is the leading think-tank on the role of location, place and city-regions in global economic prosperity.
More than 2,000 cities were evaluated in this landmark study. We analyzed more than 40 data points that were then grouped into eight categories – economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. The eight scores were weighted based on an exclusive survey conducted for Livability.com by Ipsos Public Affairs, a leading global market research firm. Respondents were asked about factors that make their communities better places to live, as well as the factors they would consider in selecting another city. Every city with a population between 20,000 and 350,000 was considered.”The cities at the top of the list were often home to a major institution like a university, hospital or state capital,” says Matt Carmichael, Livability’s editor. “Institutions like that help these smaller cities compete in terms of sports, culture, jobs and entertainment.” – See more at: http://www.worldpropertychannel.com