New York comes up empty when it comes to the nation’s most liveable cities, according to Money magazine.
The magazine’s annual listing of the top 100 best places to live did not include a single community from New York state. The rankings, which consider factors such as the strength of local economies, the quality of schools, the affordability of homes and cime rates, are included in the magazine’s August edition and on the Web site, www.CNNMoney.com.
While New York communities were left out of the overall rakings of liveable places, several Westchester communities were rated on secondary lists:
•Pricey homes. Harrison, with a median home sales price of $1.075 million, ranked sixth on this list.
•Six-figure towns. Greenburgh ranked 12th on a list of wealthy cities with a median family income of $131,619 and a median home price of $575,000. “There’s one more thing that makes this wealthy community different,” the magazine said. “Members of the town board, including the town supervisor make a ‘house call’ to any resident who has concerns or complaints.”
•Rich and single. Tarrytown ranked No. 19 and Dobbs Ferry No. 23 on a list of affluent towns with large single populations. “In this quaint Hudson Valley village half an hour from New York City, you might meet people who work for Kraft, Hitachi, Dannon or Bayer, all of whom have offices in Tarrytown,” Money wrote. “Singles hang out at the many luxury hotel lounges in town.”
In Dobbs Ferry, “foodies will relish the many high-quality restaurants….To really impress your date, bring a home-cooked picnic dinner to Waterfront Park and enjoy an outdoor jazz concert.”
Louisville, Colo., with a population of 18,800, was rated the best place to live nationally in recognition “affordable housing, great schools, and easy access to the Rocky Mountains,” Money said on its Web site.