The City of Cranston

Cranston was recently named the best city to live in Rhode Island

February 23rd, 2018

Citing the city's strong economy and low crime rate, Cranston was recently named "the best city to live in Rhode Island" by the editors 24/7 Wall Street.

Cranston "has one of the strongest economies in the state and the country," according to the report, which analyzed home values, employment data, poverty rates and crime rates to select the most livable cities in all 50 states.

Just 6 percent of Cranston residents live in povertyŚless than half of Rhode Island's 12.8 percent poverty rate and much lower than the national rate of 14 percent, according to 24/7 Wall Street.

Cranston is also "safer than its neighboring cities," with a violent crime rate of 153 per 100,000 people much lower than the state rate of 239 incidents per 100,000, according to the report. Property crimes are also much lower than the national rate, with 1,862 per 100,000 in Cranston as compared to 2,451 per 100,000 nationally.
This isn't the first time Cranston has attracted national attention for the quality of life enjoyed by its
residents. The city was named a Best City to Live in America by 24/7 Wall Street for three years in a row beginning in 2014.

"I'm extremely pleased that Cranston has once again received national attention for being a great place to live and work," Commented Mayor Allan W. Fung. "Over the past nine years, my administration has worked hard to improve the city's finances, create an attractive business climate and enhance the services we provide our residents. And the results speak for themselves. We have a healthy rainy day fund, our bond ratings are the highest in decades and we're investing in our infrastructure, including schools, parks and roads."

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