Tuesday, September 4, 2007

We're No. 4 -- as a place to relocate

Colorado Springs has made another list -- this time as one of the better small-market cities to which a family can relocate, according to a 2007 ranking by Primacy, a worldwide relocation service. Colorado Springs was No. 4 on Primacy's list of 50 metropolitan areas with populations of 350,000 to 575,000. The top three areas were Provo-Orem, Utah; Ogden-Clearfield, Utah; and Durham, NC. Primacy used nearly 50 factors important to relocating families. Real estate was one of the top factors, including home prices and affordability, property taxes, appreciation rates, and rent costs. Other factors included the health of the local economy, quality of life, education, climate, recreation and arts and culture. Of metro areas with a population of more than 1.25 million, Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Kansas City, MO-Kansas City, Kan., ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively Of cities with populations between 575,000 and 1.25 million, the top three were Knoxville, Tenn., Wichita, Kan., and Raleigh-Cary, NC. More information: http://www.primacy.com/resources/PRIM-5472.pdf

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