Livability.com

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Livability.com is a website that ranks America’s most livable small and mid-sized cities.[1] The website includes demographic information, statistics, articles, photography and video[2] that summarize the quality of life in cities, including information about schools, neighborhoods, local restaurants[3] and cultural events. The website’s content is anchored by original photography[4] shot by Journal Communications Inc. staff photographers. The site also provides moving tools and tips, do-it-yourself project help and home and garden advice.

Principals[edit]

Livability.com is owned and operated by Journal Communications, based in Franklin, Tennessee, a publisher over 100 custom magazines[5] for chambers of commerce, economic development agencies and corporations, (such as the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation).[6] The website’s corporate sponsor is Unigroup Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit.[7]

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Livability lists[edit]

In 2010, Livability.com published the first Livability Lists compiled by the site's editors, listing the top 10 unexpected golf cities[8] and the top 10 cities for foodies.[8] Since then, editors have added more livability lists that rank cities deemed as best in categories, such as "best college towns",[9] "most accessible cities", "top 10 cities to defy death"[10] and "top 10 places to steal a kiss". The Livability Lists have been the subject of several newspaper articles, television newscasts and blog posts from media outlets nationwide.

Best Places to Live blog[edit]

In 2011, Livability.com launched their "Best Places to Live blog", which features posts on topics, such as food and restaurants, shopping, pets, entertaining and nightlife, relocation and home improvement.

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