By HERALD STAFF Cranston remains one of the best cities in America in which to live, according to an online news and business content service. 24/7 Wall St. recently released a list of the "e;Best Cities to Live in Every State,"e; and Cranston makes list for
Cranston remains one of the best cities in America in which to live, according to an online news and business content service.
24/7 Wall St. recently released a list of the “Best Cities to Live in Every State,” and Cranston makes list for Rhode Island. The website has previously included Cranston on lists of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live,” including for three consecutive years from 2014-16.
“It’s always an honor to have your hard work recognized nationally, and to be spending my last months as Mayor back on top again is truly a significant milestone for me and my hard-working team,” Mayor Allan Fung wrote in an email Tuesday. “The Cranston turn around took enormous work and sacrifice. It should be a model for many other communities so that everyone can enjoy the great quality of life and amenities that our residents in Cranston have.”
In its latest list, 24/7 Wall St. points to Cranston’s “strong job growth in recent years,” with overall employment rising 6 percent between 2014 and 2018.
“Both the job market and overall quality of life in the city are supported by a high concentration of entertainment and cultural attractions,” the city’s entry on the list reads. “Cranston has more restaurants, bars, gyms, theater companies, and libraries per capita than the U.S. as a whole.”
According to 24/7 Wall St., a “weighted index of measures in four main categories” – including economy, affordability, quality of life, and community – was used in compiling the latest list. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI and additional sources were utilized. All communities with at least 8,000 residents were considered.