Home / Daily Dose / The Big 5: The Best Cities to Live In Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Big 5: The Best Cities to Live In Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Best Cities to Live Top 5 WalletHub Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The question of where the best place to live is located has always been an elusive one. What factors should be considered when passing judgement on a city, and what weight should those factors be given are questions that don’t have any hard and fast answers, but nevertheless are ones worth asking when considering specific regions in the U.S.WalletHub recently tried its hand at ranking the best cities to live for 2017 by considering housing costs, homeownership rates, income growth, percentage of the population below the poverty line, percent of the population insured, percent of the population with a high school diploma, workweek, restaurants and coffee shops per capita, walk and bike score, and crime rate. It ranked each city in each of these individual categories, and then ranked a master composite of all the categories to come up with a final list.The top five cities overall, based on affordability, economy, safety, education and health, and quality of life are as follows. Number one, with a total score of 63.41, was Virginia Beach, Virginia. This locale also ranked in the top slot for the highest homeownership rate, as well as the lowest percent of the population living below the poverty line. Virginia Beach also has one of the highest percentage of educated adults, second only to Seattle, but conversely also had the second highest average of weekly work hours. This coastal city also boasted the lowest crime rate in the country.Second overall best big city to live in was Seattle, Washington, with a score of 62.58. Seattle has the second highest income growth behind Washington, DC, and is the fifth highest percentage of insured in the country.Number three was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a score of 60.96. The city was fourth in percentage of population with a high school diploma, but surprisingly didn’t make the top five in any other individual category although its average was high enough to warrant the number three spot.Number four was San Diego, California, and number five was Colorado Springs, Colorado, although San Diego did not make any top five lists, whereas Colorado Springs showed up in the highest percentage of people with a high school diploma, and fewest people living below the poverty line.You can see the full results here. Best Cities to Live Top 5 WalletHub 2017-07-24 Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 24, 2017 1,662 Views Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: LenderLive Appoints Rob Clements as Chariman, CEO; John Surface to President, COO Next: Innovation: Not Just For the Customer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato
GREG DIXON/Herald photoAfter breezing through its non-conference schedule, the UW men’s soccer team starts its Big Ten season against one of the conference’s best teams in Indiana. The game, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, is the first big test for Wisconsin.Indiana, currently ranked 14th nationally in the NSCAA/Adidas poll, will also be playing in its first Big Ten game. Although Indiana will be one of Wisconsin’s main threats for the conference title, Wisconsin has extra motivation to beat the Hoosiers. Since 1995, the Hoosiers have not lost to the Badgers. In fact, before last year’s 0-0 tie, Indiana had actually beaten Wisconsin 14 consecutive times.Although this year’s team has never tasted any success against Indiana, the defeats have only made the Badgers more motivated.“I love playing against Indiana; they’re a very competitive team,” senior forward Victor Diaz said. “You learn from that, and it’s a great feeling to play against a team that is going to be there and going to be competitive.”Early in the season, Wisconsin appeared to be in top form, going undefeated in the first five games of the season, including a shutout of Santa Clara. Although Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Binghamton broke the unbeaten streak, the team still appears to be heading in a positive direction.“I think we’ve been doing pretty well,” Diaz said. “This is the best start we’ve had so far since I’ve been here, so it’s a good sign to head into the Big Ten.”The loss to the Bearcats in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic temporarily dropped Wisconsin out of the national polls from its 21st ranking. Despite not getting the national attention Indiana has this season, the Badgers feel they are up to par with the Hoosiers.“Rankings don’t really mean anything to me because it’s just a number,” senior defenseman Andy Miller said. “Any team can be beaten that day.”Miller’s approach is especially fitting in light of Indiana’s early season loss. Despite being ranked third in the national polls after their first game, the Hoosiers suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to an unranked Dartmouth team.“We just treat this like any other match,” Diaz said. “We know Indiana is a very good team, but I think we have a chance to beat them.”To beat the Hoosiers on the road, Wisconsin is going to have to play even better than it did during its successful early season stretch. Indiana’s Chay Cain has recorded three shutouts in the first six games of the season en route to giving the Hoosiers the second best goals against average in the Big Ten. The key to the match, according to head coach Jeff Rohrman, is to be aggressive.“I think there’s some things we can do that can give them some problems in terms of our ability to get forward transition,” Rohrman said. “Indiana’s a team that likes to play in the midfield so we have to present that as a challenge and try to win things through our good defending and then be good in transition as far as getting out of that.”Although the Badgers have been unable to defeat the Hoosiers recently, last year’s 0-0 tie only serves as a reminder that the teams are starting to even up.“I thought last year we played them well here,” Rohrman said. “I thought that game could have gone well either way.”In addition to being a rivalry game, the match will also serve as a strong indicator of how these teams will do in Big Ten play.With the teams more evenly matched this year, the difference maker could very well come in a single play.“It’s going to come down to one or two moments in the game when we just have to be prepared to take advantage of our opportunities,” Rohrman said. Whenever that moment may come, expect the Badgers to be prepared to take advantage of it.“We know we got to come out real hard,” Miller said. “Nobody’s going to be not ready to play.”
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityShannon Porter broke her own school record in the 1,500 meters.The Saint Martin’s University track and field teams broke five school records today at the SMU Last Chance Qualifier at the SMU track and field.The Saint men won the meet with 183 points and the women finish third with 136 points behind Seattle Pacific and Central Washington.Shannon Porter broke her own school record in the 1,500 meters that she set earlier this season. She won the event with a time of 4:35.32 to break the record of 4:35.56.Kirby Neale set an NCAA Provisional Mark and broke the school record in the shot put with a toss of 14.24m (46-08 3/4). Neale broke the school record of 42-6 1/4 set in 2000 by Julie Mattson.Angel Rodgers broke her own school record in the hammer with a toss of 160-0. She broke the record of 159-1 set last season.Kirby Neale set a new Saint Martin’s record in shot put, breaking the record set in 2000. Cody House, Jaysen Yoro, Mikel Smith and David Durden broke their own school record in the 4×100 meter relays with a time of 42.61. They broke the record of 43.50 set earlier this season.Andrew Andrada broke the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 4.68m (15-4 1/4) to win the event. He broke the record of 14-11 set in 2012 by Kevin Johnson.“Saint Martin’s track and field athletes had one of their best days of the entire season as several personal bests and school records were set,” said head coach Jim Brewer. “Kirby had a huge PR in the shot and I am so proud of how well our athletes really put it on the line today in front of their home crowd.”“Our meet would not have been as successful if it wasn’t for the many volunteers and officials,” added Brewer. “A big thank you to them.”Saint Martin’s is back in action May 8-9 in Monmouth, Ore., for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.