Cary is No. 6 on a list of "America's 50 Best Cities to Live," published by financial website 24/7 Wall St.

The rankings – which began with the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more – are based on factors such as crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.



Cary Town Hall, Cary, N.C.


Here are the stats on sixth-ranked Cary:

  • Population: 155,724
  • Median home value: $298,800
  • Poverty rate: 7.3%
  • Percentage of population with at least a bachelor's degree: 61.8%
  • Amenities per 100,000 residents: 256.2

Concord is the only other North Carolina city on the list, ranked No. 42.

The top five cities are Meridian, Idaho; Danbury, Connecticut; John's Creek, Georgia; Centennial, Colorado; and Eagan, Minnesota.




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