Abington makes Top 20 in Money’s Best Places to Live list

Money published its list of the Top 50 “Best Places to Live” today and Abington ranked in the Top 20. The list features 50 towns and cities where the economy, job growth, and housing market remained strong despite COVID-19 disruptions. You can find the Abington profile here.

This year, Money looked at towns and cities with a population of at least 25,000 and ranked the “Best Places to Live” putting the greatest emphasis on economic factors, like employment opportunities, as well as supply and demand for homes, cost of living, quality of schools, racial and economic diversity, and health and safety. 

“This year, given the general uncertainty around where and how we’ll live, our list looks a little different,” said Prachi Bhardwaj, lead reporter of Money’s ‘Best Places to Live.'” “We shifted our priorities to pay more attention to cities that aren’t just doing well now, but that show great promise and stability for the next five to ten years. We also included suburban towns situated further away from major metros and have more industry diversity than you’ve seen from our list in years past.”

The top 20 are:

1. Evans, GA
2. Parker, CO
3. Meridian, Idaho
4. Rockwall, Texas 
5. Columbia, Maryland
6. Westfield, Indiana
7. Syracuse, Utah
8. Franklin, Tennessee
9. Woodbury, Minnesota
10. Morrisville, North Carolina
11. Ashburn, Virginia 
12. South Windsor, Connecticut
13. St Peters, Missouri
14. Chelmsford, Massachusetts
15. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
16. Mount Laurel, New Jersey
17. Woodstock, Georgia
18. Broomfield, Colorado
19. Abington, Pennsylvania
20. Midlothian, Virginia

For Money’s complete list of the “Best Places to Live,click here. To learn more on the methodology of the ranking, click here.