By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona’s lone representative on a list ranking the best places to live in the U.S. came from the West Valley.
Peoria was tabbed in a ranking developed by Money Magazine highlighting the best places to live based on a host of factors, among them looking at cities with more than 50,000 people, low crime, high wages and ethnic diversity.
Ranking at No. 29, Peoria was cited for its “high graduation rates, modest home prices and booming area job growth forecasts,” according to Money.
“This recognition acknowledges what Peoria residents know in their heart, the richness of our City feeds the soul,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat in a statement. “Our vibrant spirit is alive in our neighborhoods, on our streets, and in the unique character of the people who call Peoria home.”