Amarillo Gets Named In 10th Annual 100 Best Places To Live List
Usually when a list hits my inbox, I just move past it. This one, however, is a little different from the ones I usually see. This list is Livability's Top 100 Best Places To Live In The U.S. They do it every year, and this marks the 10th annual list. Guess what?
Amarillo got a mention in this year's Top 100 Best Places To Live In The U.S.
What Makes This List So Different
The thing about this list that I actually like is that it compares cities with populations between 75,000 and 500,000. Usually when a list like this comes out, you roll your eyes because the big major cities always sit at the top. There's no surprise.
That's what makes this list so different.
Another big difference is the way they do their scoring. Instead of just listing cities from 1 to 100, cities are given a score.
So, How Did Amarillo Do?
Out of a possible 1,000 points, we scored 695. Amarillo's strengths, according to the research that was done, are housing, environment, and transportation.
The transportation one made me scratch my head a bit. When I think "good transportation," I usually don't think Amarillo. However, when I saw that commute times were considered, things made a little bit more sense.
While a lot of folks around here drive like it's their first time, it honestly doesn't take you too long to get where you're going.
What Categories Do We Need To Work On?
Our weakest categories were health, safety, and amenities...ouch.
Despite those being our weakest performing categories, we still made the list. Amarillo got a really nice write up and several of our iconic "must see" attractions got some love too.