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Old 06-29-2007, 09:23 PM
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PRESS RELEASE: Penton Media’s Expansion Management Magazine Releases 2007 “Quality of Life Quotient" Rankings, Evaluating Affordability of Middle Class Lifestyle

Penton Media’s Expansion Management™, a business magazine for executives of companies actively looking to expand or relocate their facilities, today released its 2007 “Quality of Life” rankings.

Among metros with populations of over 1 million, Rochester, N.Y., ranked No.1, followed by Pittsburgh, Pa., Austin, Texas, Boston, Mass., and San Jose, Calif. Madison, Wis., Des Moines, Iowa, Raleigh, N.C., Lexington, Ky., and Springfield, Mo., topped the list for midsize Metros, while Fargo, N.D., Columbia, Mo., Sioux Falls, S.D., Iowa City, Iowa, and Bismarck, N.D., led the list of metros with populations under 400,000.

The rankings evaluated housing affordability, crime rates and public schools, as well as the standard of living, traffic and commuting, commercial air access, continuing education opportunities and adult education levels. In all, a total of 362 MSAs were evaluated based on nearly 50 statistical criteria.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:01 PM
Location: Houston Texas
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I have always thought that Rochester was a great place to live! The cultural offerings are great, the outdoor opportunities are great and so are the people. The only problem I have with the area is the job market, they need to build it up more with a more favorable business climate (TAXES!) and keep a wonderful educated young crowd more into living there. When I am done with school in TX I plan on living in Rochester area (Spencerport) where I grew up even if I have to take a lower salary!
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:21 AM
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No surprises there..I've always thought of Rochester as a very liveable area...just a quality of life that you don't have to bust your ass and lose time with your family to enjoy....in fact, the fact that its an extremely family oriented community is what makes in one of the most liveable metros in my opinion.
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