Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | September 14, 2009

Find the Best Places to Live Before You Move (World’s Best Places to Live, Safest Places to Live, Best Places for Singles, Best Places for Families, Best Places to Reinvent Yourself)

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So you know for a world traveler like me, the “itch” to move comes pretty frequently. I’m not running from anything, I just like to explore new places and see where I can “get” in and “fit” in. Thats just my personality. Well, as you know I’m not the only one out their in cyberspace that moves from city to city every year (sometimes 2 times in a year). I did some research and found and just wanted to share it with you. If your feeling the need to move, you should start by researching these cities and then going from there.

Finding the best places to live takes a little research. Many companies and organizations have done a lot of the legwork for you, having compiled data and conducted surveys to find where in the world are the best places to live.

World’s Best Places to Live

The London-based Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Ranking, conducted a worldwide search for the best places to live and visit. Looking at 40 different indicators arranged in five separate categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, EIU published some interesting findings. With three cities in the top ten, Canada came out on top due to its low crime, little threat from terrorism and a highly developed infrastructure. The best ranked US cities were Cleveland and Pittsburgh, both ranking 26th in the World.

 

  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Calgary, Canada

 

Safest Places to Live

With the recent natural disasters that have devastated so many communities throughout the world, when you are considering your next move, you may be wondering if there is anywhere left that is safe to live.

The answer is, no. Every area in the world has either suffered from, or will suffer from, a natural disaster. Whether it is a drought and tornadoes in the Midwest, flooding and ice storms in the Northeast or earthquakes and mudslides along the west coast, Mother Nature has the upper hand.

Forbes recently partnered with Sperling’s Best Places to uncover the 10 safest places to live. Here are the top 5:

  1. Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. Bosie, Idaho
  3. Sante Fe, New Mexico
  4. Yakima, Washington
  5. Spokane, Washington

 

Best Places for Singles

So you’re tired of combing the streets and bars of your city in an attempt to find that special someone, or maybe you’ve had enough bad first dates to keep you in on a Saturday night. Don’t despair. Sperling’s Best Places has done it again. They have compile stats on percentage of singles, single venues and population density to come up with a list of the top ten dating cities.

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  3. San Diego, California
  4. Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
  5. Seattle, Washington

 

Best Places for Families

Child magazine conducted an extensive search of 100 cities throughout the US to find the best place to raise a family. Factors ranged from pediatric healthcare, schools, housing costs and air quality. Their research also points to highlights in each city, special qualities that exist no where else.

 

  1. Denver, Colorado
  2. Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Virginia
  3. Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. Orlando, Florida

 

Best Places to Reinvent Yourself

For those of you who are beginning the next stage in life, whether you’ve retired or if you simply want to start over now that the kids are grown and the nest is empty, AARP magazine conducted a survey to find the best places in the US to reinvent yourself.

Considering many baby boomers will work past their 65th birthday, AARP took job availability into account when ranking a locale. Other factors included cost of living, affordable housing, culture and entertainment, access to outdoor recreation, universities and colleges, personal safety, sense of community, health care facilities and transportation.

 

  1. Loveland/Fort Collins, Colorado
  2. Bellingham, Washington
  3. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  4. Sarasota, Florida
  5. Fayetteville, Arkansas

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