Chesterbrook, a Philadelphia suburb, has been chosen for third consecutive year as the top place to live in the U.S., according to Niche’s Best Places to Live index.
Niche is a Pittsburgh-based platform which ranks public schools, crime rates, job opportunities and local amenities in more than 18,000 towns, cities and neighborhoods across the country. It takes into consideration data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and the CDC to build their index.
Chesterbrook is located in Chester County, one of the 67 counties of Pennsylvania. It has a population of around 4,800 with a median home value of $323,000 and a median home rent of $1,832.
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“Living in Chesterbrook offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chesterbrook there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Chesterbrook and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Chesterbrook are highly rated,” says the Niche review.
Another two Philly suburbs, Penn Wynne and Ardmore, were ranked 3rd and 6th, respectively, while Houserville, a town from Centre County, PA, made the 4th slot of the ranking.
According to Niche, Hosuserville is the best place to buy a house in Pennsylvania.
Niche has a number of items to construct its index. The most important are Cost of Living Grade, Higher Education Rate, Housing Grade and Public Schools Grade.
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