Rochester, NY Rank's #3 on Best places in America to Raise a family

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Remax Custom

In an article writen on Forbes.com Rochester, NY ranks number 3 in America's Best Places To Raise A Family 2010.

Quotes form the article:

"To find the cities where families fare best, we ranked America's 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in seven categories. Using numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sperling's Best Places and Moody's Economy.com, we looked at the cost of living, prevalence of home ownership, median household income, housing costs, commute time, crime and the percentage of young adults that graduate high school."

"The Northeast fares well on our list, claiming six of the top 10 spots. In densely packed Rochester, N.Y., commutes are short; a scant 3% of commuters spend an hour or more in traffic on their way to work."

How Rochester, NY Ranked

No. 3: Rochester, N.Y.
Cost-of-Living Rank: 6
Crime Rate Rank: 18
Commuting Rank: 6
Household Income Rank: 57
Home Ownership Rank: 28
Homeowner Costs Rank: 40
Education Rank: 20

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Good Morning Mike,

Thanks for the post and congrats on Rochester's rating. Have a great day.

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1) Cost-of-Living Rank: 6 (Cost of living low because there is no employment) 2) Crime Rate Rank: 18 (The city is a war zone, suburban crime rates are average, at best) 3) Commuting Rank: 6 (Are you kidding? It's a small city with no employment or major industry. Why would there be a commute time?) 4) Household Income Rank: 57 (It's low and dropping quickly. The area is ranked in the bottom quartile for economic recovery.) 5) Home Ownership Rank: 28 (Odd data point. I would rather have a job, than a home.) 6) Homeowner Costs Rank: 40 (Low home prices driven by lack of employment opportunity.) Home prices continue to drop in real terms year-on-year. The only people that dispute that are real estate agents.) 7) Education Rank: 20 (2 good suburban schools, the rest are very average. City school district has collapsed with 93% of black males failing to graduate HS.) Other data points: 2nd highest number of cloudy days in US, 2nd highest number of snowy days in US, top 10 coldest cities in US, 5th poorest city in US, highest state tax rates in the country) One final point: The area is the death of ambition!
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