|Fort Thomas has ranked among Business Insider's 50 Best Suburbs in the U.S./FTM file|
Fort Thomas has ranked among the 50 best suburbs in America, part of a list released last week by Business Insider.
BI researched some 300 suburbs across the nation before ranking Fort Thomas as the 29th best in the country. "For this list, we considered suburbs with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan area," the report said.
Our list was dominated by the Midwest," the authors said, "or more specifically by Ohio suburbs. This is likely due to several factors, most notably a reasonable cost of living."
Three Kentucky-side suburbs of Cincinnati, for which Fort Thomas is joined by Edgewood and Villa Hills, also made the list.
The rankings also considered average commute times, median household income levels, home affordability, crime and poverty rates, and public school rankings (for which Fort Thomas Independent Schools scored a 10 out of 10).
Here's what they had to say about our home on the hill:
Fort Thomas' lower-than-average median household income of $60,578 is offset by the suburb's low cost of living. Famous for its stone water tower (pictured), a famous northern Kentucky landmark honoring the town's soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American War, this historical town is only a 19.6-minute commute from Cincinnati.FTM feels compelled to note that Fort Thomas' "lower-than-average median household income" refers to lower than the national average. The 19.6-minute commute from Cincinnati also seems a bit... exaggerated, suggesting that with more accurate information, Fort Thomas could have scored even higher than its 29 slot.
- via Business Insider