Ten of The Niche “100 Best Places In America To Live” Are In St Louis

Niche, a website that gives rankings and profiles of schools and neighborhoods throughout the U.S., recently released it’s list of the 100 best places to live in America, 10 of which, were in the St Louis area! Coming in at 18 on the list, and the best-ranked St Louis area, was Clayton followed by Creve Coeur at number 20.  The complete list of the St Louis neighborhoods that made the list of best places to live, along with their ranking on the list by Niche is below.

What was the criteria used by Niche to determine the best places to live?  According to the report, there were 14 different factors taken into consideration, each with their own weighting, to determine the best places to live.  At the top of the list, with a weight of 15% of the overall score is the percentage of residents with at least a Bachelor;s degree follow by cost of living grade (10%) and housing grade (10%).  The complete list of factors, and their weight in the overall score, is shown below.

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Where is the best place in Missouri to live? Liberty, according to CNN Money.

Dennis Norman St Louis RealtorToday, CNN Money published their 2011 list of the best places to live in the U.S. At the top of the list is Louisville, Colorado. The criteria for selection of the best places to live include jobs, schools, crime, local economy, weather and activities.  Unfortunately , St. Louis did not make the list of top 10, in fact only one place in Missouri did and that was Liberty coming in at number 7.

There were a total of four places in Missouri that made the top 100 list, they were: Continue reading “Where is the best place in Missouri to live? Liberty, according to CNN Money.