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Layton City ranked 10th best place to live in America

Article Published 11/06/2015

Layton City was ranked as tenth place among "America’s 50 Best Cities to Live" according to 24/7 Wall Street.

To find America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed statistics on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 plus. It looked at many factors, including: crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability to make its rankings.

This is what the Website said about Layton:

"Layton, nestled between Salt Lake City and Ogden, is America’s 10th best place to live. The typical household in Layton makes $65,504 annually, and a typical home costs $212,500 — about $10,000 cheaper than home prices in Utah. Layton’s job market is also quite healthy. The city’s 3.7% unemployment rate is one of the lowest of any city, and employment grew by 7.1% in the last two years — 5.3 percentage points ahead of the rest of the country. Layton residents have ample access to restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, and one of the best hospitals nationwide. Davis Hospital has some of the fewest preventable hospitalizations and patient readmissions of any metropolitan hospital."

Meridian, Idaho was ranked as the No. 1 U.S. city to live in. There were two other Utah cities on the list, but Layton was the only Utah town among the top 30.

To read the entire rankings, go to:

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2015/11/05/americas-50-best-cities-to-live-2-2/10/