CNNMoney ranks Moore among country’s best places to live

MONEY magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in America was announced and Moore, Oklahoma ranked #77. The other Oklahoma cities listed among the top 100 on MONEY’s list include Broken Arrow, Edmond and Norman.

“We are truly honored to be recognized among the top 100 cities in the United States.” said Mayor Glenn Lewis. “While it’s gratifying that Moore is recognized by others as a great place to live, it’s more important to me what our community thinks about the quality of life in Moore,” said Mayor Lewis. “We are very fortunate to have outstanding schools, a flourishing businesses community and wonderful people. No matter how we’re ranked by others, in my opinion, Moore will always be the best place to live in America.”

Every two years, the editors of MONEY magazine start with a full list of cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. After several months spent researching economics and quality of life, the list is narrowed to a group of finalists, which are visited by MONEY’s editorial team. These visits allow the reporters to interview residents, community leaders and local officials, while experiencing the cities first-hand, before compiling the final “Best Places to Live” rankings.