An aerial photo shows the meeting place, which raised Tulsa’s profile in 2018 and earned the city national recognition. TOM GILBERT / Tulsa World File
This seems fitting: Tulsa, located on historic Route 66, was ranked 66th on Livability.com’s 2019 Best-to-Live list. According to a press release, Tulsa outperformed more than 1,000 US cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million in the data-driven ranking.
The ranking of the 100 best places to live was guided by an exclusive study carried out by Livability.com in collaboration with Ipsos.
Over 1,000 millennials across the country were surveyed to determine what is most important to them when making relocation decisions. The key answers – affordability and employment opportunities – were included in the ranking criteria, including, for the first time in rankings, an upper limit on housing costs. No city in Livability’s 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live has an average home value greater than $ 250,000.
“The cities on this year’s list are the best of the best when it comes to affordability and opportunity,” Livability.com editor-in-chief Winona Dimeo-Ediger said in the press release. “These 100 cities aren’t just fantastic places to live in terms of amenities, education, health care, and infrastructure. They are places where young people can build amazing careers and communities. “
The Viability said this about Tulsa:
“Located in the heart of Oklahoma’s green lands, Tulsa is an affordable, cool, under the radar city that is home to historic downtown and an incredible arts scene that rivals cities twice the size.