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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:40

Real Estate Blog Ranks Hickory 10th Among State's Most Exciting Places to Live

The Movoto Real Estate Blog recently ranked Hickory tenth among the state’s most exciting places to live.

The blog used 2010 U.S. Census data to create a list of 34 municipalities in the state with populations of 25,000 or more. The rankings were compiled based on eight criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Arts & Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)

Hickory scored well for its number of non-fast food restaurants, arts & entertainment and a variety of active life options per capita. It also ranked well for its nightlife venues per capita; the fifth best in the state.

The top ten is as follows:

1. Chapel Hill

2. Wilmington

3. Raleigh

4. Asheville

5. Charlotte

6. Matthews

7. Huntersville

8. Durham

9. New Bern

10. Hickory

For more information, visit www.movoto.com/blog.

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