Cities Ranked & Rated: More Than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada

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John Wiley & Sons, May 7, 2007 - Reference - 850 pages
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The Latest Facts & Figures on the Best Places to Live in North America!

For anyone thinking about relocating—or interested in the demographics of American life—Cities Ranked & Rated offers unbeatable insights into more than 400 metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada. Data is provided by Bert Sperling, creator of Money magazine's original "Best Places to Live" list.

This unique guide combines honest opinions and objective facts to help readers compare cities quickly and comprehensively.

  • Data on the 45 fastest-growing U.S. cities

  • Separate rankings and ratings for 27 Canadian cities

  • Easy-to-read charts showing the best and worst U.S. cities in over 50 categories

  • State-level comparisons of population densities, taxes, government expenditures, educational testing, and more

  • Details on how to find more information at Bestplaces.net/CRAR

Highlights Include:

  • The strongest job outlook

  • The lowest cost of living

  • The most days of sunshine

  • The best educational opportunities

  • The best air and water quality

  • The lowest healthcare costs

  • The lowest crime rate

  • The shortest daily commute

  • The lowest automobile costs

  • The most leisure amenities

  

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About the author (2007)

Peter Sander is a professional author, researcher, and consultant in the fields of business and personal finance. He has written 13 books including Cities Ranked && Rated, Value Investing For Dummies, the 250 Personal Finance Questions Everyone Should Ask, The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Living on a Budget, and Niche and Grow Rick. His educational background includes an MBA in Logistics Management from Indiana University, a BA in Urban Affairs educational background includes an MBA in Logistics Management from Indiana University, a BA in Urban Affairs and Administration from Miami University of Ohio, and professional training and examination as a Certified high tech firm. Among numerous national and local television and radio appearances, Sander's credits include NBC Today, CNBC, CNNfn, Fox News, and Business Talk Radio. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, and now living with his wife and family in Granite Bay, CA, he has traveled in all 50 U.S. states. <p> For twenty years, Bert Sperling has been helping people find their own Best Place to live, work, play, and retire. His work continues to appear in the national media nearly every month. His 2004 book, Cities Ranked and Rated (also co-authored with Peters Sander) profiles metro areas in the United States and Canada, and was introduced on the Today show.
Sperling's studies and comparisons of cities cover a broad range, including such topics as best places to Live, Best Places for Seniors, Best Places to Retire, Most Stressful Cities, Best Cities for Dating, Most Fiscally Fit Cities, America's Healthiest Cities, Most Drivable Cities, Best and Worst Cities for Fleas, MostRomantic Cities, Most Photogenic Cities, Best Places to Buy a Second Home, Best Cities for Teens, Most Unwired Cities (Wi-Fi), Best Cities for Sleep, and Most Fun Cities. His firm's website, www.bestplaces.net, provides insight and guidance to millions of visitors each month, and its content is found on such websites as MSN, eBay, Yahoo!, and the Wall Street Journal.
Bert was born in Brooklyn, New York and has lived in such diverse places as Kodiak, Alaska; Carmel Valley, California; Key West, Florida; Oslo, Norway; and Long Island, New York. He currently makes his home in Portland California; Key West, Florida; Oslo, Norway; and Long Island, New York. He currently makes his home in Portland and Depoe Bay, Oregon, with his wife Gretchen and their faithful English Bull Terriers, Ruthie and Molly.

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