DC area is in top third of best big cities to live in

And why do millennials choose to live here? Well, WalletHub has just named the Washington area No. 18 on its list of the top 62 U.S. cities to live in. The list is based on 56 indicators ranging from quality of public schools and life expectancy to job opportunities and property taxes.

And here are some other positive facts about the Washington area: the region is ranked No. 1 for access to public transportation; No. 6 for income growth; No. 10 for quality of life; and No. 18 for public schools.


Seattle ranks No. 1 on the list overall based on its economy, education and health, while Detroit is dead last.


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