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Study: Detroit is the 89th best U.S. city to live in

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The desirability was fairly low, but the value helped boost the score

What makes one city more livable than another? In their latest study, U.S. News & Word Report asked this question and deemed Detroit the 89th best U.S. city to live in.

The study further said, “Detroit currently sits on the edge of a renaissance. Small businesses are once again setting up shop in the area, and new restaurants are luring suburbanites back to Motown.”

The overall score for Detroit was 5.9 with a maximum possible score of 10. This score evaluated the overall desirability of the city as well as the “value,” job market, quality of life, and net migration. Below, see the breakdown:

  • Desirability (5.0)
  • Value (6.7)
  • Job Market (6.5)
  • Quality of Life (5.6)
  • Net Migration (5.1)

Some of the cities that Detroit beat out in the study included Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Memphis, Tennessee.

From best to worst, U.S. News & Word Report’s top five cities in the U.S. were Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C.; and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

To see the full list, check out the study on U.S. News & World Report here. To see how Detroit stacked up, go here.

Detroit, Michigan [U.S. News & World Report]

100 Best Places to Live in the USA [U.S. News & World Report]