Edmond named top suburb in U.S. by website

CNBC listed Edmond as No. 1 on its list of 10 Perfect Suburbs. Unemployment rate, median house value, schools, low crime were among the facts that got Edmond its recognition.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 14, 2011

— CNBC listed Edmond as No. 1 on its list of 10 Perfect Suburbs.

CNBC.com states that it derived its top 10 list by using an analysis of the databases of Location Inc., a data and analysis company. They were looking for suburbs with the best mix of affordable housing, good schools, educated neighbors, low crime, employment and reasonable commutes.

Facts that earned Edmond its recognition were its 4.9 percent unemployment rate, $201,770 median house value and public schools ranking, which is higher than 59 percent of all other U.S. public schools.

The other nine suburbs making the list, in order, are: Kensington, Md.; Circle Pines, Minn.; Reading, Mass.; Poquoson, Va.; Midlothian, Va.; Wexford, Penn.; Round Rock, Texas; Morgan, Utah; and Columbia, Md.

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