Rating A City's Neighborhoods

<p>The Kansas City Star newspaper created an extensive methodology to do a report card on city neighborhood trends and then rank the best neighborhoods within Kansas City, Missouri.</p>
December 12, 2006, 10am PST | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

Last year, The Kansas City Star ranked the best suburbs in the Kansas City metropolitan area. This year, the newspaper ranked the best city neighborhoods on quality of life, using 34 statistical measures ranging from crime rates and school test scores to block parties and traffic accidents. It also compiled a report card on neighborhood trends that showed, contrary to popular belief in the city, neighborhoods are actually getting better this decade. Across the country, plenty of rankings have come out comparing metropolitan areas, but few have taken such an in-depth look at how urban neighborhoods are performing.

Thanks to Jeffrey Spivak

Full Story:
Published on Sunday, December 10, 2006 in The Kansas City Star
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email