PLAINVIEW, NY — Plainview is the only Long Island community — and one of only two in all of New York — that was recently named one of the Top 50 Places to Live by Money Magazine.
The annual list compiled by Money Magazine features communities that have great schools, good healthcare and jobs for residents. Plainview was ranked No. 47, ahead of Clarksville, N.Y.
“Once a huge source of pickles for a nearby Heinz factory thanks to its generous crop of cucumbers, Plainview is now a community-driven town in the New York Metropolitan area,” Money wrote about the town.
Money Magazine created the list by analyzing various data to weigh a town’s desirability as a place to live. The list was restricted to cities and towns that have populations between 25,000 and 500,000 and were ranked based on statistics related to economic opportunity, cost of living, housing affordability, school quality, income, arts and leisure options, safety, health care, and diversity.
The magazine listed four main stats for each community. It listed Plainview as having about 27,400 residents, a median household income of $146,971, an average home value of $619,000 and an unemployment rate of 5 percent.
The close proximity to New York City is one of the major benefits of living in Plainview, Money Magazine said, despite the high home prices in the area.
You can see the full list of the Best Places To Live by clicking here.
Original article from Patch
By Alex Costello and Lanning Taliaferro