Nether Providence, Upper Providence Townships Rate High Among State’s Best Places to Live


Niche, a website that helps people discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for them, recently released its annual list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania.

Nether Providence and Upper Providence townships highlighted the Delaware County communities, checking in at No. 36 and 39, respectively.

Haverford (56), Radnor (72), and Thornbury (92) townships also rated well. All six places were given an A+ in the categories of Education, which incorporated the percentage of residents who have received at least a Bachelor’s Degree, and Public Schools.

Niche rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for thousands of K-12 schools, colleges, and places to live.

The 2016 Best Places to Live ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area at the place level. It takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

The factors considered include:

  • Cost of Living
  • Education
  • Public Schools
  • Real Estate
  • Diversity
  • Health & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shortest Commute
  • Crime & Safety
  • Family Amenities
  • Jobs
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Weather

Click here to read more about Niche’s Rankings of the Best Places to Live.

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