IOWA CITY (KWWL) –
Iowa City is amongst the Top 100 Best Places to Live for the 2nd straight year, according to Livability.com.Its really not a surprise that we made the list two years in a row, said City Manager Tom Markus. Iowa City is a fantastic location to live because of the distinct nature of our community and the individualsindividuals who call Iowa City home. The Citys general culture, combined with so manymany chances for education, work, entertainment and entrepreneurship, make this a place that individuals are drawn to, and a location they want to remain long-term. Iowa City was singled out for its top
10 spot for a variety of reasons, consisting of the health care system and number of readily available doctors, City infrastructure and a high per capita support of the regional transit system, UNESCO City of Literature status, the University of Iowa, the Writers Workshop, and support of the Hawkeyes. The City was likewise recognized for its capability to face natural catastrophes such as floods and twisters head-on, recover, rebuild, and in the processwhile doing so, get even better.Following Madison in the Top 10 were Rochester, Minn.;
Arlington, Va.; Rock, Colo.; Palo Alto, Calif.; Berkeley, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif.; Missoula, Mont.; and Boise, Idaho. Other cities in Iowa that made the leading 100 include Ames (# 30 ), West Des Moines (# 57), Cedar Rapids (# 65)and Des Moines (& # 82 ). This is Livabilitys second yearly report of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Iowa City made the list last year, too, although in 2015 it moved up 37 places from its # 47 area last year. To compile its best-city list, Livabilitys team performs months of study into the factors that the majority of affect the livability of Americas small to mid-sized cities. More than 2,000 cities with populations in between 20,000 and 350,000 were examined in eight classifications for this years positions, including economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and healthcare. Concerns connected to livability, such as walkability and transportation, urban planning and sustainability, were likewise explored. Respondents were inquired about aspects that make their communities much better locations to live, as well as the aspects they would consider if they were transferring to another city.