U.S. News and World Report: Youngstown ranks #108 in best places to live


U.S. News and World Report, in its annual Best Places to Live report, ranked Youngstown No. 108 out of 125 metro areas in the United States.

U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

125 Best Places to Live

Writer Beth Ann Tabak, in her profile on Youngstown, says, "Located halfway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Youngstown is still reflective of the steel industry's collapse in the 1970s. But this Rust Belt city is in the midst of a cultural and economic renaissance that combines rich historical tradition with the zeal of a new generation.

"The area is seeing a resurgence of business in its once-empty downtown area, including restaurants, bars, galleries and local shops, while organizations like the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation seek to shore up the urban neighborhoods. The strong work ethic the region is known for is helping to make the revival happen."

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