America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities
"features make this work especially valuable to business people, people looking to relocate, government workers, real estate consultants, and students. This is a useful compendium of data about America's smaller cities and the enhancements to this edition greatly improve its usefulness."

"Finding in-depth, up-to-date material on cities can be frustrating for researchers looking for information that will impact life's many choices. These volumes provide excellent, comprehensive information on smaller urban communities. This is a valuable resource for graduating college students. Career professionals who want to move to an unfamiliar community will find these volumes useful in making an informed decision about relocation."

"This work will appeal to private individuals or businesses considering relocation, professionals considering expanding their business or changing careers, or just readers searching for reliable statistical data. Recommended for public and academic libraries and specialized collections."
-Library Journal

"A quick and handy (although weighty) reference tool, this work will have a wide and grateful audience. For those considering a move or concerned with business or market expansion, or for the just plain curious, this volume should more than meet their beginning information needs regarding city profiles. This guide is recommended for public and academic libraries."

"The additional coverage and updated data makes the new edition of Top-Rated Smaller Cities an appealing purchase. This would be a good addition to general reference collections in academic and public libraries looking for basic information on smaller cities."
-James Galbraith, Columbia University Libraries

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities
2016/17 Edition

Pub. Date: June 2016
Softcover: 2,500 pages, Two Volumes
ISBN: 978-1-61925-925-6
Price: $225.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-926-3 EBook Vendors

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• Download City Reports
• Sort & Rank Cities by 50+ Data Points
• Access Customized Ranking Tables
• Provides Data for all 1,500 Cities with 25,000+ Population
• Access Over 1,200 More Cities than the Two Volume Set
• Makes Nationwide City-by-City Comparisons Quick & Easy

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America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities provides current, comprehensive data on 126 US cities, 32 of which are new to this edition, including 26 never before profiled.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities is arranged into two volumes - Volume 1 has 67city chapters, Alabama to New Jersey, and Volume 2 has 59 city chapters, New Mexico to Wyoming.

Each city chapter is divided into three sections: Background & Rankings; Business Environment and Living Environment.

Each of the 126 city chapters begins with a City Background. These page-long narratives combine history with current events and touch on the city's environment, politics, employment, and cultural offerings. The next section, Rankings, has 18 ranking categories including Business/Finance, Health, Women/Minorities, Retirement, Family, Safety, Recreation, and Dating/Romance. It is in this section you will find rankings on Best Cities for Seniors, Best Cities for College Graduates, Best Cities for Families, Best Cities for Hispanics, Best Places for Newlyweds, Best Cities to Flip a House, Best Cities for Dogs, Best Cities for Wheelchair Users, Best Place for Business and Career, and hundreds more.

The next section is the Business Environment section. This section contains 39 tables with business related data for seven topics. Over 95% of this data has been updated from the last edition. This section contains data on:

The final section for each city chapter covers the Living Environment. This contains 42 tables with data related to the following living environment topics:

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities includes five appendices:

Appendix A:Comparative Statistics
A city-by-city comparison of hundreds of variables spread out over 74 tables that offer both an overview of the city, and a broad geographical profile.

Appendix B:Metropolitan Area Definitions
This includes the counties/cities that combine to form each city's Metropolitan Statistical Area, Metropolitan Division, New England City and Town Area, and New England City and Town Area Division.

Appendix C:Government Type and County
This appendix includes the government structure of each place included in this book. It also includes the county or county equivalent in which each place is located.

Appendix D:Chambers of Commerce
Alpha-by-city includes address, phone and fax numbers, and websites of additional city resources.

Appendix E:State Departments of Labor and Employment
Another source for additional economic and employment data for each city, with addredd and phone number for easy access.

Now, buyers of America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities get FREE access to Top-Rated Smaller Cities Online. Here, users can download City Reports, sort & rank cities by 50+ data points and access Customized Ranking Tables. The online access also provides data for all 1,700 cities with populations of 25,000-95,000 people - 1,500 more cities than the print edition - and makes nationwide city-by-city comparisons quicker and easier than ever.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities is designed for a wide audience: businesspeople and private individuals, retirees and parents, government workers, market researchers, real estate consultants, urban planners and students. All will find that this unique and comprehensive set of data and statistics will help locate essential information fast and aid in the making of important decisions.

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Pub. Date: June 2016
Softcover: 2,500 pages, Two Volumes
ISBN: 978-1-61925-925-6
Price: $225.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-926-3 EBook Vendors

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