Knoxville beats out Tennessee neighbors amongst 'most suitable locations to are living in america'

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posted 6:33 AM EST Mar 9, 2019

Knoxville's affordability, access to parks and love for sports earned it a spot on the latest listing of "correct one hundred most efficient places to live in the united states."

Livability.com ranked the Scruffy city at No. 57 amongst small- to mid-sized cities, beating out its Tennessee neighbors Chattanooga and Nashville at No. sixty four and No. 84, respectively, among a evaluate of 1,000 American cities.

The website calculated its scores based on greater than 40 records aspects, grouped into eight categories: facilities, demographics, education, economic system, healthcare, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation and infrastructure.

Boise, Idaho topped this 12 months's record, followed with the aid of Raleigh, North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin.

Knoxville earned selected accolades for its amenities, including dozens of public parks, farmers' markets, music activities and its year-circular opportunities for die-hard sports enthusiasts (who love the Vols.)

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Livability tweaked its methodology somewhat this yr to region more desirable emphasis on affordability, instituting a cap on median domestic cost at $250,000. in keeping with the website, Knoxville weighed in with $141,724.

Oddly sufficient, it really is a bit of of start from the $134,600 the web page attributed to Knoxville when the city turned into ranked at No. eight on Livability.com's listing of "ideal economical locations to are living" last year.

Livability also currently diagnosed Knoxville because the No. 5 most recession-proof metropolis in the u.s..