The 25 Best Counties to Live In

We know home prices in California are through the roof. But is that frightful mortgage worth it? From the looks of this new list of the Best Counties to Live In, Colorado and Virginia could give California sunshine a run for its money.

To determine the best places to call home, 24/7 Wall St. used the same criteria employed by the United Nations Development Programme when developing its Human Development Index. These include factors like life expectancy, income, poverty, and education.

Out of the 25 best counties to live in, seven are in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro, including the No. 1: Falls Church, Virginia. Six counties in Colorado also made the list, including the runner-up Pitkin County.

Arlington County, VA, Los Alamos County, NM and Douglas County, CO rounded out the top 5.

California got a singular mention, with Marin County coming it at No. 9.


Comments

Policy

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 01:56

California’s median home price topped $600,000 for the first time this year. According to the California Association of Realtors, housing affordability is now at a 10-year-low.

Finance

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:44

Kern County supervisors moved forward with a proposal Tuesday that could result in a one percent sales tax increase appearing on the November ballot. But they didn’t do so without complaint.