This seems fitting: Tulsa, which sits along historic Route 66, was ranked No. 66 on Livability.com’s 2019 best-places-to-live list. Tulsa outpaced more than 1,000 U.S. cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million in the data-driven ranking, according to a news release.
The rankings of 100 best places to live were guided by an exclusive study conducted by Livability.com in partnership with Ipsos.
More than 1,000 millennials across the country were surveyed to determine what matters most to them when making relocation decisions. The top responses — affordability and job opportunities — were factored into ranking criteria, including, for the first time when compiling rankings, a cap on housing costs. No city on Livability’s 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live has a median home value exceeding $250,000.
“The cities on this year’s list represent the best of the best when it comes to affordability and opportunity,” Livability.com Editor-in-Chief Winona Dimeo-Ediger said in the release. “These 100 cities are not just fantastic places to live in terms of their amenities, education, health care and infrastructure; they are places where young people can build amazing careers and communities.”
Livability said this about Tulsa:
“Located in the heart of Oklahoma’s green country, Tulsa is an affordable, under-the-radar cool city that’s home to a historic downtown and an unbelievable arts scene that rivals cities twice its size.
“Tulsa earned points on our list for its economy thanks to its low cost of living, which is about eight percent below the national average. But don’t think that because it’s cheap to live here that there’s not much to do.
“Tulsa also earned high marks for its access to amenities, which include the newly built imaginative playground called the Gathering Place (named the best new attraction in the country by USA Today), the Woody Guthrie Center and the world-renowned Philbrook Museum of Art that houses pieces from Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso and Kehinde Wiley.”
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