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Top 11 Best Places to Live in 2016

Looking for places where homes are affordable and jobs are plentiful?   Then we’ve got the list for you. Money recently released its Best Places to Live report for 2016, analyzing more than 800 cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. For this year’s report, researchers crunched numbers and analyzed 60 key factors: taxes, education, healthcare and more.  The top contenders include some of the usual suspects like Naperville, Illinois, along with new neighborhoods like Weston, Florida. Whether established or just emerging on the scene, these 11 communities earned the highest scores and are all incredible places to dwell. Columbia, Maryland Columbia turns 50 next year, and it’s never looked so good. One of the most successful planned communities in the country, Columbia is a magnet in the Baltimore–Washington corridor, attracting families in search of good schools and businesses hungry for educated employees. Population – 102,221 Median Home Price – $310,000 Property…

America's Best Drivers Report 2016

Planes, trains and automobiles. Let’s focus on the automobiles and their drivers for a minute. Like many Americans, you probably travel from time to time.  As you begin a new adventure in an unfamiliar city or state, one of the first things you may notice is how people there drive. You guessed it — some cities have the best drivers and are much safer than other cities when it comes to driving. No matter how safe a driver you claim to be, your fate on the road depends heavily on other drivers. Over 2 million people are injured, disabled or killed in road crashes each year in the US.  That’s why it pays to know just how safe ­— or how dangerous — a city is from a driver’s perspective. According to Allstate’s 2016 Best Drivers Report, here are the five best and worst cities when it comes to driving…

Best and Worst Cities for Drivers

33,561 people in the US were killed in car crashes in 2012, according to the most recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No matter how safe a driver you may be, your fate on the road partially depends on your fellow drivers. That’s why it pays to know just how safe ­– or how dangerous – a city is from a driver’s perspective. According to Allstate’s 2015 Best Drivers Report, here are the five best and worst driving cities in the US. 5 Best Cities  Kansas City, Kansas. Heartland drivers, take heart! Drivers in Kansas City, Kansas are 8 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average. This is a major upset for Fort Collins, Colorado, which snagged the top spot in both 2013 and 2014 but dropped to fourth safest in this year’s study. Brownsville, Texas. 5 percent less likely. Boise, Idaho. 5 percent less likely.…

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