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Mount Pleasant is a top 50 place to live in U.S., new report says

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Mount Pleasant is a top 50 place to live in U.S., new report says

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park is one of the town’s public amenities.

Mount Pleasant has been named one the top 50 cities to live in the country.

The No. 38 ranking is from 24/7 Wall St.

The East Cooper town was between between Boca Raton and Palm Coast, both in Florida. Topping the list was Meridian, Idaho, according to the analysis.

No other South Carolina city was ranked.

The online financial news outlet said that “Mount Pleasant may live up to its namesake.”

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“Based on a range of social and economic measures, the city is one of the best places to live in the country. Area residents live a short drive from Charleston, South Carolina — itself a vibrant urban center and popular destination. In addition to the metropolis to the southwest of Mount Pleasant, Atlantic beaches span the eastern side of the city,” according to the 24/7 Wall St. report.

It also noted that Mount Pleasant’s median household income income of $82,358 is 82 percent higher than the same figure for the state as a whole.

“Also, just 6.2 percent of residents live in poverty — only about a third of the state’s poverty rate of 18.0 percent and considerably lower than the national poverty rate of 15.5 percent,” New York-based 24/7 Wall St. said.

To come up with the list, the website reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of at least 65,000 based on Census Bureau figures. It said it weighed numerous variables, including crime rates, job growth, access to restaurants and attractions, education levels and housing costs.

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