Every year Travel + Leisure invites its readers to take part in a survey for what they call the “World’s Best Awards,” where everything from hotels to
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Americans are needing to work longer to afford a home and are facing more competition than in the past, and these challenges make it especially daunting for the first-time buyer.
The 38 factors the writers considered were grouped into 6 categories: 1) Financial Stability, 2) Education, 3) Health, 4) Safety, 5) Economy and 6) Infrastructure & Pollution.
The other Hampton Roads city to make it into the top fifty was Chesapeake, coming in at number 46.
In the US, around 30% of housing units are renter-occupied. Around 20% of American renters move house during any given year, meaning there are millions of highly stressful apartment hunts happening across the country at any time.