Danbury is the Second Best City in the U.S.
The results are in, according to a new 24/7 Wall Street study, Danbury is the second best city to live in the United States.
Danbury residents may or may not like their town, but in a new 24/7 Wall Street study Danbury came in the second best city to live in the U.S.
According to newstimes.com, the financial site looked at 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Based on a certain range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, education, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America's 50 Best Cities to Live.
Danbury was beat out by only one U.S. city–Meridian, Ohio.
So why was Danbury so high on the list. The study found that the area has plenty of leisure activities. There are around 10 nature parks and 57 marinas per 100,000 area residents, which is some of the highest concentrations nationwide.
Danbury was also found to have a relatively low crime rate with 178 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This information comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2014 Uniform Crime Report.
The city's downfall, is that being in Fairfield County makes it a relatively expensive place to live.
The study also found that unemployment rates fell below the national rate, and the area had faster recent job growth than the national job growth rate.
If your surprised that there are no major cities like New York, or Los Angeles on this list there is a reason. Nearly all of the biggest cities in the country by population had crime rates that automatically excluded them from consideration. Additionally, the largest cities tend to have higher poverty rates, making them less likely to qualify.