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Monday, October 30, 2017

Bend Tops Another List. Sorta.

But things aren’t as rosy as they seem

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:56 PM

click to enlarge WALLETHUB
  • WalletHub


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old your horses.

Bend’s made another list—this time in the top 91 percentile— but it ranked far below other cities in terms of affordability, education and even safety.


WalletHub, a personal finance website said it analyzed approximately 1,200 U.S. “small cities”—those with populations between 25,000 - 100,000— and scored each small town across 33 key livability criteria.

Though it was the first Oregon city to make the list, Bend didn’t even make it into the top 100 with Princeton, New Jersey taking top honors overall, closely followed by Lexington, Massachusetts, north of Boston and Leawood, Kansas rounding out third place.


And although Bend fared well with a overall 34 “quality of life” rank, it came 579 overall in poverty levels and an astonishing 940 in affordability. Education and economic health was also average at just 433 rankings and 565 with safety coming in a bit higher at 322.


Check out the overall list here:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-small-cities-to-live-in/16581/


Source: WalletHub

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