More good news for Pittsburgh: A Sperling’s Best Places rated report has ranked the 'Burgh the No. 1 city to relocate to. It does not qualify the matter by discussing what cities people would be moving from.
The 10 Best Cities to Relocate to:
1. Pittsburgh, PA
2. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
3. Omaha, NE/Council Bluffs, IA
4. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
5. Austin-Round Rock, TX
6. Des Monies-West Des Moines, IA
7. Madison, WI
8. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN
9. Denver-Aurora, CO
10. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
Sperling’s Best Places considered unemployment, cost of living, crime rates, population, health, and cultural events in formulating its rankings. The 10 cities are all below the national average in home prices and unemployment rates.
According to Bert Sperling, “During these tough times, we’re sort of celebrating these areas that kept their head down and were steady through good times, and the not-so-good.”
That’s pretty cool.
Post-script: Indeed.com has named Pittsburgh the No. 18 job market, with two applicants for every job available.