In a recent study conducted by Clovered insurance company, El Paso, Texas was found to be the Most Desirable Metropolitan Area. The study took four influential buying factors into consideration, Community Well-Being, Average One-Way Commute Time, Regional Price Parity, Violent Crime per 100K Residents.
One of the most impactful choices we make as adults is where we choose to call home. The U.S. is a vast and varied tapestry of lifestyles, cultures, cuisines, and attitudes, making it an enormous task to actually nail down the most desirable places to live overall. But we decided to give it a go anyway.
We started by looking at the top 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the country. Then, based on the four most influential homebuying factors according to our survey, we pulled data from four sources to determine the very best place to hang your hat.
El Paso, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, were the top two best spots for affordability, low crime rates, reasonable commute times, and community well-being. The former sits directly on the border of Mexico, snuggled right up against Ciudad Juárez. The aptly named “Sun City” boasts more than 300 days of sun per year, as well as many adventurer-friendly sites. It sits at the foot of the rugged Franklin Mountains, features a picturesque scenic lookout, and has multiple larger-than-life parks to explore.
El Paso and Portland came up relatively close when it came to average well being and commute but El Paso was able to edge out #2 Portland, OR due to regional price parity (RPP), which according to Clovered calculates how much a certain amount of cash will buy you in a given place.
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To view the full study visit Clovered.