Places Rated Almanac: The Classic Guide for Finding Your Best Places to Live in America (Paperback)

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In this unique reference, every one of America’s 379 metropolitan areas is rated by factors that are important to anyone considering a move. Divided into nine thoroughly researched main topics, this guide derives its information as much from private sources as government sources, providing a well-rounded description of all that each metro area has to offer: ambience, housing, jobs, crime, transportation, education, health care, recreation, and climate. With a personalized quiz to help determine the most important factors of an area, this ratings sourcebook provides a wealth of information for those looking to move and the armchair traveler alike.

Praise For…

"Part fodder for trivia contests, part handbook for people and businesses seeking new homes, this perennial best seller offers everything."   —The New York Times

"A ratings bible for companies and people looking to move to America's nicest cities."  —Denver Post

"[Rating places] goes back to the venerable Places Rated Almanac, which has surveyed metropolitan areas since 1981."  —Los Angeles Times

"The most famous of the 'quality of life' guidebooks."  —Orange County Register

"One of the most well-established and popular sources for measuring quality of life."  —Newsday

"Every two years the publication of Places Rated Almanac sets off a round of preening from mayors of winning cities and huffing and puffing from the losers.”  —The Times

"A splendid compendium of facts about nearly every urban area in the United States. The armchair geographer can spend hours, perhaps days, browsing through this statistical smorgasbord and uncovering nuggets such as those mentioned here."  —Omaha World Herald

"Place ratings can be traced to the publication in the U.S. of Places Rated Almanac (1981). This best selling publication . . . appealed to companies interested in business or family moves."  —Urban Studies

Product Details
ISBN: 9780979319907
Publisher: Places Rated Books, LLC
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007
Pages: 662

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