Cedar Rapids Ranked No. 29 in 'Best Places to Live' List


By Katie Stinson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids has another item to add to its brag book. The city was ranked 29th in the nation and first of Iowa cities in Livability.com’s "Top 100 Best Places to Live."

Palo Alto, Calif., landed the No. 1 spot, followed by Boulder, Colo., and .Berkeley, Calif

The organization partnered with the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to put together the Best Places to Live ranking.

The ranking included cities and towns with populations from 20,000 to 350,000 as of the 2010 Census. The ranking looked at amenities, demographics, economics, education, health care, housing, social and civic capital, transportation and infrastructure.

Other Iowa cities that made the top 100 list include Ames at No. 31, Iowa City at No. 46, Des Moines at No. 69, and West Des Moines at No. 76.

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