Maryland Heights Makes Fortune's "Top 25 Best Places to Live for Families" List

Fortune recently evaluated nearly 2,000 cities and towns that had between 25,000 and 750,000 residents across all fifty states. Maryland Heights is happy to announce our placement at #19 on their "Top 25 Best Places to Live for Families" list!

The goal for Fortune Magazine was to seek out places that offered high-quality amenities with communities that provided a "hometown feel." They sourced data from several locations, including: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Department of Education and many other private-sector data partners. 

The ranking is focused on families, specifically those of the "sandwich generation" (Americans who have the responsibility of raising children while caring for aging parents). Fortune put emphasis on factors such as the quality of the local school districts, graduation rates, the number of quality nursing homes, and access to solid health care providers. They were also looking for cities where home sale prices were affordable and highlighted diverse communities. There were no more than two locations chosen per state and among the top 25, no more than one winner per county or major metro area. 

This recognition reaffirms our commitment towards providing a safe, vibrant, supportive community for all our residents, so that we can be a city where people truly want to live for years to come. We strive to earn an even higher spot on future lists such as this one, and are thrilled to be recognized by Fortune our efforts!

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