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Indy named among 100 the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 11:46:03-05

INDIANAPOLIS – Earlier this week, Indiana was handed one of the sourest lemons after it was named among the top ten most miserable states in America, but a new report believes maybe Indianapolis isn't so bad.

The city made U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Places to Live in the USA list.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed some of the most populous metro areas to find the best places to live and Indianapolis ranked No. 55.

To make the list, cities must offer a strong job market and a high quality of life.

Indianapolis was featured on the list with a quality of life score of 6.8, a value of 6.5 and an overall score of 6.5 out of 10.

The growing metro area was praised for its walkable downtown, developing neighborhoods, shopping and entertainment venues.

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Indianapolis’ low cost of living was also acknowledged as the median household income is higher than the national median.

In late 2016, the city was named one of the best places to travel to in 2017 by Travel and Leisure. It was also recognized as being home to one of the best restaurants in the world by Conde Nast.

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