(Drumroll) . . . Glendale!
That's the claim by Movoto, an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif.
“Known for its waterways, caves, the Ozarks, and the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri is also where you’ll find the city of Glendale, which, through our research, we’ve determined to be the best place in the state to live,” Randy Nelson, a Movoto content editor, writes on the company's blog.
In fact, all 10 places on Movoto's Missouri list are St. Louis suburbs.
Take the list for what it is—a quickie overview of U.S. Census Bureau data covering cost of living, crime rate, high school diploma attainment, median household income, median home value, median rent price and unemployment rate.
Behind Glendale, according to Movoto, the remaining 10 best Missouri places are, in order, Town and Country, Ladue, Wildwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Dardenne Prairie, Clayton, Ballwin and Manchester.
Nelson writes that Glendale “perfectly embodies Missouri’s motto of placing its residents’ welfare above all else.
“Glendale managed the best average score out of the 137 (Missouri) cities we surveyed, tying for first place in high school diploma attainment with our No. 3 city and placing first in employment.”
As reported by Tim Bryant, from the St. Louis Post Dispatch.