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Quality of Life Tag

O’Fallon, MO, Ranks No. 24 in Money Magazine’s 2019 List of America’s Top 100 “Best Places to Live”

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, has been named one of the country’s “Best Places to Live,” according to Money magazine’s list of America’s 100 best cities. O’Fallon ranked 24th on the 2019 list of cities with a population greater than 50,000.

 Money praised O’Fallon for its rich history, proximity to local outdoor activities and its “quaint, family-friendly feel.” O’Fallon is one of two Missouri cities to be ranked in the Top 100, joining Blue Springs (#96).

O’Fallon’s ranking continues the stream of national accolades that have been bestowed on the City. In addition to Money’s previous rankings in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017, O’Fallon was also named in 2019 as Missouri’s best city to live in by ChamberofCommerce.org, ranked number 52 on the “Top 101 Safest Cities in America” by SafeHome.org, and was included in the list of Safest Large Cities in Missouri by the National Council for Home Safety in both 2018 and 2019.

“We are humbled to be listed among America’s best places to live,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “Our City is a truly wonderful community in which to live, work and play. This listing is a testament to our residents, our businesses, civic organizations, schools, churches, community volunteers and our elected officials and tremendous City staff.”

To see the complete list of cities on this year’s list, please visit money.com/money/collection/best-places-to-live-2019.

 Money analyzed more than 80 separate types of data in the following categories to derive the list:

  • Economy — based on local unemployment rate, historical job growth, projected job growth and the level of employment opportunities available, among other factors.
  • Cost of living — based on tax burden, insurance costs, commuting costs, medical spending and income adjusted for cost of living.
  • Diversity — based on racial makeup, racial integration, and economic diversity within a place’s population.
  • Education — based on math and reading test scores and local and county level high school graduation rates.
  • Housing — based on measures indicating affordability, supply and distress, including median home sale price in 2018, properties sold in 2018, utility and home cost of living indexes, and the property foreclosure rate, among other factors.
  • Health and Safety — based on the number of hospitals and clinics, the number of mental health providers, dentists, doctors and primary care physicians, property and violent crime risk and homicide and drug overdose rates.
  • Amenities — based on the number of leisure activities in the town and surrounding area, including bars, restaurants, museums, sports complexes, and green spaces.
  • Ease of living — based on commute times, weather, and other factors.

Source: money.com/money/collection/best-places-to-live-2019.

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Safehome.org rates O’Fallon as Missouri’s safest large city and #52 in the nation

The newest report from www.safehome.org again found that O’Fallon is one of the safest cities in the Country.

The website named O’Fallon as the safest large city in Missouri (population 50,000+) and the 2nd safest City in the state (pop. 25,000+). O’Fallon was the only Missouri city to be rated in the national list (pop. 50,000+), coming in at number 52 on the “The top 101 safest cities in America.”

“We are fortunate to have residents and businesses who care immensely about the safety of our neighborhoods,” said O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy. “That pride in our community is amplified by the men and women of the O’Fallon Police Department who work so hard each day to keep us all safe.”

The report was listed at https://www.safehome.org/safest-cities.

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247WallSt.com names O’Fallon “Missouri’s Best City to Live”

Choosing just one “best city” from each of the nation’s 50 states, 247WallSt.com praised O’Fallon as “one of the best places to live in the Midwest and in the country as a whole. In addition to the residents’ relatively high incomes, the city is also relatively affordable. The typical household in O’Fallon earns approximately $85,000 annually. When adjusted for the area’s low cost of living, the value of the median household income is even higher at nearly $90,000.”

The report also noted that, “O’Fallon’s poverty rate is not only the lowest in Missouri, but also near the bottom of all U.S. cities. Just 3.3% of its residents live below the poverty line, several times lower than the 14.0% poverty rate shared by both Missouri’s and the U.S.”  The report also listed the City’s median home values as $224,000, among the highest 10% in the state, and noted that 43% of adults have “at least” a bachelor’s degree. Read the report at https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/01/26/best-cities-to-live-in-every-state.

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