Thinking about moving somewhere? Not sure where yet?

Last November 2015, the Wall Street Journal published the results of a study called – America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.

To select the top cities, they used U.S. Census Bureau data focused on nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure.

In this Blog Series, we will share with you the Top 10 Cities from this study.


#9. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

> Population: 78,759
> Median home value: $165,300
> Poverty rate: 14.8%
> Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.7%
> Amenities per 100,000 residents: 292.0

Bethlehem’s population has spiked by 15.6% over the last 10 years, better than the national growth rate of 10.6%. Now home to roughly 79,000, the eastern Pennsylvania city is one of the most liveable in the United States.

Every year, the roughly 5,000 students enrolled at Lehigh University return to Bethlehem, and as is the case with many other college towns, Bethlehem is affordable.
The costs associated with healthcare, transportation, and utilities are all below the national average. The city, which formerly served as the headquarters for Bethlehem Steel, has an abundance of attractions and restaurants. The city has a significantly higher share of eateries, libraries, and museums than the nation as a whole.

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