A recent ranking from WalletHub demonstrates that Missouri has multiple areas great for raising families and growing businesses.
Small cities in the Show-Me State are amongst the best in America. In fact, eight Missouri towns ranked in the top 25% of WalletHub’s 2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America, which compared 1,268 small cities. Five of the eight Missouri towns were suburbs of St. Louis with Wildwood, MO ranking 30th, Kirkwood, MO ranking 87th, Ballwin ranking 100th, Wentzville ranking 134th, and Chesterfield ranking 135th. Liberty, MO (a suburb of Kansas City) ranked 131st, Cape Girardeau (a small city in Southeastern Missouri) ranked 212th, and Jefferson City (the state capital) ranked 260th.
The rankings were determined by assessing a city’s Affordability, Economic Health, Education & Health, and Quality of Life. Missouri communities performed the best in Affordability, with six cities ranked in the top 25% (Wildwood, Kirkwood, Ballwin, Liberty, Wentzville, and Chesterfield), and Education & Health, with seven cities ranked in the top 25% (Wildwood, Kirkwood, Ballwin, Liberty, Wentzville, Cape Girardeau, and Jefferson City). Only cities with between 25,000 and 100,000 residents were included in the rankings.
Full report available here.