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Livability.com Names Appleton a Top 25 Best Place to Live in the Midwest

New data-driven list ranks the best small to mid-sized cities to live, work and visit in the Midwest.

Livability.com has released a ranking of the Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Midwest.

The 2023 ranking was created using data collected from Livability’s annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live and was influenced by an exclusive study conducted by Livability.com in partnership with Ipsos.

More than 1,000 adults across the country were surveyed to determine the characteristics of livability they would value in a prospective home community with an emphasis on how rising costs are affecting their relocation decisions. Respondents were asked which factors would be most heavily considered when choosing to relocate and how their housing needs and priorities have changed due to record-breaking inflation. The research shows that 7 in 10 adults consider affordability to be a top-three factor influencing a decision to relocate.

The Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Midwest broadly reflect the findings that affordability and local amenities are top priorities for people looking to relocate.

“People are thinking about where their money goes the furthest right now, as remote work continues for many, and affordability is harder and harder to find,” says Amanda Ellis, Editor in Chief. “We highlight the amazing small and mid-sized communities across the U.S. and it’s often these places that stand out when it comes to offering affordability alongside amenities and opportunities.”

About Livability.com:
Livability.com highlights the best small to mid-sized cities and what makes them great places to live, work and visit. Through exclusive research and original content, we examine issues such as affordability, cultural amenities and talent attraction, and celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through top 10 lists, our annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and articles exploring the who, what, why and how behind the “where.” Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc., based in Franklin, TN.

For more information about the Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Midwest or to schedule an interview, please contact: Amanda Ellis, Livability.com Editor-in-Chief: [email protected]