Apr 25, 2007
11:59 pm US/Eastern
Ranked 1st In Places Rated Almanac
(KDKA) PITTSBURGH There's
a good news bombshell for civic pride here in Pittsburgh.
Our city is returning to the top spot in a new ranking of
the nation's most livable cities.
The 25th anniversary edition of "The Places Rated Almanac"
will put our town on top for the first time since we shocked
the world with that ranking in 1985.
The 1985 ranking let the whole nation know that Pittsburgh
was someplace special.
No doubt this latest ranking will be a shot in the arm
"It's the triumph of the better than average place," said
David Savageau, the publisher of the Places Rated Almanac.
"It's not spectacular but it is very good in all of the
This is the first time a city has repeated in the number one
Editors looked at factors such as housing, transportation,
jobs, education, climate, crime, health care, recreation and
"There are people moving into Pittsburgh," said Savageau.
"This is something that might be lost to a lot of people
there. They're taken with their physical setting and the
fact that it's a low cost of living area."
Other cities in this year's top ten include San Francisco,
Seattle, Boston and Philadelphia.
Since the publication of the 1985 almanac, Pittsburgh has
dropped as low as 14th in 1997 and 12th in 1999, the last
year that the listings were done.
Pittsburgh is also the only city to finish in the top 20
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Top 10 Most Livable Cities
1. Pittsburgh, PA
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Seattle, WA
4. Portland, OR
5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Rochester, NY
7. Washington, DC
8. San Jose - Sunnyvale, CA
9. Boston, MA
10. Madison, WI
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