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City Management Blog:

Washington City-"The Best Place to Live"

Author: Roger Carter

Recently the nationwide real estate company Movoto released its annual ranking of the best places to live [link], in each of the states, around the country.  Not surprising to us, Washington City ranked as the second best place to live in the state of Utah.  We were slightly eclipsed by the city of Holladay, in northern Utah, but we are proud of the ranking nonetheless.

The selections were based upon a point system that measured: total amenities available, quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-to-teacher ratio), total crimes, tax rates, unemployment, commute time, and weather.  Once this criteria was established, Movoto looked at all cities over 100,000 with populations over 10,000.

Washington City scored the highest of all cities with regards to amenities.  This included not only the great outdoor opportunities available in our beautiful area but also our local parks, recreation programs and community center.  We also scored high in our weather and quality of life.  And even in spite of the fact that, on occasions, the Green Spring/Telegraph intersection can be crowded, we scored strong points for having a commute time of only 16 minutes.

Our neighboring cities of St. George and Hurricane scored respectively 17th and 39th.

We are very proud of this recognition and note that the best asset of our community was not even measured; and that is the quality of our citizens and the spirit of community that exists here.  In that end, it is the citizens that we want to be and the community spirit that we want to create and maintain that will make us the one of the best places to live and raise our families.

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