NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Coming as no surprise to anyone who lives there, New Rochelle has been named one of the top 50 cities to live in throughout America.
In a study conducted by 24/7 Wall St., New Rochelle just made the mark, coming in ranked as the 50th most livable city in America, behind Layton, Utah.
The study considered factors that include crime statistics, the economy, affordability and dozens of socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in.
Citing its proximity to New York City and the Metro-North Railroad, New Rochelle landed in the top 10 percent in median home value and top 25 percent of residents that have at least a bachelor’s degree. The city was also in the bottom 25 percent of poverty rate, at 12.5 percent.
New Rochelle is the only city in New York to make the list.
According to the study, “In addition to providing access to the economic opportunities of a major metropolitan area, New Rochelle offers the quality of life of a wealthy suburb. The area has roughly one park and five golf courses per 100,000 residents, among the most of any city nationwide.”
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