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Binghamton Ranks 5th on Business Insiders

If you're considering leaving New York City for a less populated area, but don't want to move too far away from the Big Apple, there are plenty of other cities in New York State that are a great place to move to after the novel coronavirus pandemic.

We recently created an overall ranking of best US cities to live in after the pandemic based on several measures that may influence someone's decision about where to move to next. These measures include the pre-coronavirus unemployment rate, ability to work from home, population density, housing affordability, monthly housing costs, cost of living, average travel time to work, total elementary- and secondary-school spending per student, and share of residents age 25 and over who have at least a bachelor's degree.

We included the share of residents who have at least a bachelor's degree and a metro area's population density because recent research by Moody's Analytics found that less densely populated places with a larger share of jobs requiring more education may recover earlier than other cities from the economic impact of the pandemic.

After collecting our metrics, each measure was rescaled to a uniform z-score so that we could add the values together to get a final overall index for each metro area. 

Here is a list of all the cities: (to read more in detail, click the link here)

21. Hartford, Connecticut

20. Altoona, Pennsylvania

19. Glens Falls, New York

18. Elmira, New York

17. Johnstown, Pennsylvania

16. Williamsport, Pennsylvania

15. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

14. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

13. Pittsfield, Massachussetts

12. Bangor, Maine

11. Portland, Maine

10. Albany, New York

9. Utica, New York

8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

7. Buffalo, New York

6. Burlington, Vermont

4. State College, Pennsylvania

3. Syracuse, New York

2. Ithaca, New York

1. Rochester, New York

This brings us back to when we wrote an little article about Binghamton - 5 Reasons to live in Upstate NY.

If you're searching for a town to live in with great restaurants, a superb education system with affordable housing, choose Binghamton! And if you decide to move to Binghamton, be sure to call Laing Self Storage so we can help you with your storage needs!

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