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West Chester again among “Best Places to Live in America”

Money Magazine ranks top 50 U.S. communities.

Post Date:09/21/2016 3:38 PM

West Chester Township has been named to Money Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live in America for a fourth consecutive time and fifth year overall.

A publication of Time, Inc., Money Magazine selected West Chester from a pool of 823 communities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. The list for this population range is released in even numbered years, while communities with smaller populations are recognized in odd numbered years.

West Chester has made the top 50 five times since 2005 including the four most recent lists – 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. West Chester is the only community in the state of Ohio to make the list this year.

Money Magazine’s staff sifts through 300,000 data points to narrow the list of communities considered, focusing on job growth, crime, diversity, property values and household incomes. Communities with strong local economies and low taxes are singled out and then compared for health care, culture, strong public schools and sports.

The magazine highlights West Chester’s growth rate of 4%, median home price of $205,000 and median income of $91,528. Also acknowledged is Butler County’s unemployment rate of 4.6%, below the national average. West Chester’s unemployment rate, according to Sites Selection USA demographic data, is 1.7%.

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This recognition belongs to the entire West Chester community including residents, community organizations and agencies, and corporate investors who envisioned the community West Chester has become and continuously commit to its success.

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Thank you for helping make West Chester “One of America’s Best Places to Live” again this year! 

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