San Mateo, California (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
Movoto Real Estate, a leading online real estate brokerage, today announced a study that details America’s best suburban cities. The study, which surveyed various criteria such as cost of living and crime, ranked Westerville, OH as the best suburban city in America.
More information about the study, along with analysis, can be found at Movoto Real Estate’s blog:
“Westerville is America’s best suburb,” said Randy Nelson, the study’s lead researcher. “The city’s schools are excellent. The crime rate is low. In fact, there wasn’t a single criterion Movoto surveyed that Westerville didn’t excel in.”
Westerville topped a list of 75 geographically diverse suburban cities included in the study. According to Movoto’s research, the 10 best suburban cities in America are:
1. Westerville, OH
2. Plano, TX
3. Georgetown, TX
4. Round Rock, TX
5. Cedar Park, TX
6. Cupertino, CA
7. Matthews, NC
8. Cornelius, NC
9. Newton, MA
10. Germantown, TN
Of the 10 best suburban cities, four cities of the top five are in Texas, and are located near either Austin or Dallas. These cities–Cedar Park, Georgetown, Plano, and Round Rock—placed high because of a low cost of living and low crime.
“While Westerville topped our list, the study clearly shows that Texas has a wealth of excellent suburbs,” Nelson said.
To compile the study, Movoto Real Estate researched five unique criteria: education, employment, cost of living, crime, and amenities. Each suburban city was judged and ranked compared to the national average in a respective criterion.
The 75 cities used in the study include the three largest surrounding municipalities of the nation’s 25 most populous cities. Once all criteria were ranked from 1 to 75, with 1 being the best possible ranking, Movoto Real Estate calculated each city’s average overall score.
Movoto Real Estate launched http://www.movoto.com in March 2006, providing innovative, easy-to-use research tools with ready access to a network of experienced local real estate agents. Movoto.com was the first real estate website to bring a map front-and-center into the home search experience right on its homepage. Movoto now offers its free services in over 30 states. In 2011, Movoto was named #13 on the Inc. list of fastest growing private real estate companies. Movoto’s studies and reports have been featured on numerous media outlets, including MSN and Fox News.