In its first ranking of ‘really great places to live in the U.S.,” Business Week named Arlington, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach to its top 50.
Arlington (ranked #2): “The area is highly educated, with more than two-thirds of the population holding a college degree. Arlington has a median income of $93,806, low levels of foreclosures, and the lowest unemployment among cities we ranked.”
(Note: Honolulu was ranked #3!)
Virginia Beach (ranked #8): “Endless miles of sandy beaches and a happening three-mile boardwalk, along with thousands of acres of parks…”
Chesapeake (ranked #21): “[B]road acres of parks, highly ranked schools, and great air quality. Denizens of the city are generally well-to-do, with low unemployment and few folk under the poverty line.
Raleigh, N.C., was named the mostest bestest place to live, and Washington, D.C., was number 6 on the list for “great bars, endless restaurants for hobnobbing, and some of the best museums on the planet,” despite “the second-highest level of violent crime on this list and a poverty level that nears one in five citizens.”