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“The metro area’s median home value is well below the national average, and Dayton residents spend 8 percent less on living expenses, such as groceries and health care, than the average American.,” the report found.
Cincinnati came in at No. 53 on the list, and received a 6.5 out of 10 rating. The average salary in Cincinnati was about $47,030, and the average commute was just under 25 minutes.
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“Families are drawn to Cincinnati for its excellent public and private schools, and its large number of Montessori schools. Plus, Fortune 500 companies bring in national and international talent and help keep the area’s unemployment rate low,” the report found.
Columbus ranked 57th, Toledo came in at No. 71, and Cleveland at No. 84. The top 10 cities were:
• Austin, Texas
• Denver, Colorado
• San Jose, California
• Washington, D.C.
• Fayetteville, Arkansas
• Seattle, Washington
• Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina
• Boston, Massachusetts
• Des Moines, Iowa
• Salt Lake City, Utah
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