Description of the 2019 Livability.com 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers list. Where does Sacramento rank?
Livability.com recently published their latest list of the 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers. Sacramento ranks #9.
What were the qualities of cities Livability.com was looking for to identify a city as a good home base for road trippers?
- An affordable cost of living
- A central location with easy access to other cool cities
- Cute towns
- Stunning natural scenery
- An abundance of quirky roadside attractions
- Things to do nearby
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Liveability.com Top 10 List:
- Twin Falls, ID
- Cedar Rapids, IA
- Chattanooga, TN
- Easton, PA
- Tallahassee, FL
- Tucson, AZ
- Lawrence, KS
- Billings, MT
- Sacramento, CA
- Bismarck, ND
What does Liveability.com have to say about Sacramento?
Among other things, Liveability.com notes that “While Sacramento’s housing prices might not seem affordable at $327,000 they’re a steal compared to the rest of California”.
Check out the list to see the Liveability.com identified:
- Easy Places to Get To From Sacramento
- Best Roadside Attraction Near Sacramento
- Favorite Road Trip Route
I am sure that many Sacramentans would have numerous suggested additions to the above!
Liveability.com Top 100 List:
While some of the above listed cities made the 2019 Livability.com Top 100 Best Places to Live in America list, Sacramento is not among them. Why?
The answer is affordability. To develop the 2019 list Liveability.com surveyed 1,000 millennials across the U.S. asking “What matters most to you when you’re deciding where to live?” The #1 response – affordability.
As a result of the survey, Liveability.com instituted for the first time a cap on median home value – in this case $250,000. Other criteria changes were made such as increasing the population maximum, etc., but this one criteria knocks Sacramento out of the competition.
Only three California cities made the 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live in America list:
- San Bernardino (#44)
- Lancaster (#62)
- Victorville (#95)
If Liveability.com retains this median home value cap criteria, Sacramento will certainly never appear on the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America list in the future. What a shame!
See related blog post: Where Does Sacramento Rank?
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