Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by WarJohn
Abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, as in lakes, mountains or beach for fishing, hiking, biking, and rockhounding
Low crime rate
Affordable housing costs
Climate, not too extreme in either direction
Decent job market
Mixed age groups
A green attitude, as in conservation and recycling
Eugene, Oregon suited me just fine
Although now I live in the sticks for utmost peace and quiet, but that's just me
Originally posted by WarJohn
What must a city have to be the ideal place to live in for you?
The world's most liveable cities is an informal name given to any list of cities as they rank on a reputable annual survey of living conditions. Two examples are the Mercer Quality of Living Survey and The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities (using data from Mercer as well).