Bartlett again named among best cities

For the second time in two weeks Bartlett has been named among the best cities in Tennessee. Last week, NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy site, named Bartlett the best place for job seekers by factoring in median income, monthly homeowner costs, population growth and unemployment rates. This week, Movoto Real Estate ranked Bartlett eighth in the country in a recent study to determine the top 10 small cities to move to. In the past year, the group ranked cities of all sizes across a variety of criteria—some serious and some decidedly not. Recently, the group began ranking the 10 best small cities in America to move to. Movoto created the list based on demographics and other data collected about 100 cities with populations under 60,000. Six criteria in total were surveyed: • Cost of living • Crime • Median household income • Unemployment rate • Median home price • Homes for sale per capita Rowlett, Texas was ranked No. 1 in the study, with Idaho Falls and Cedar Park, Texas coming in second and third, respectively. n Here’s what they said: “The second city in Tennessee (Hendersonville was No. 5 on the list) in our top 10, Memphis suburb Bartlett has a population of 55,945 and is known for its historic plantation homes. Its crime rate is 47 percent below the national average, while its median household income is 41 percent above at $74,514. The median home price in Bartlett is 10 percent below average at $179,900 and there are 173 residents for every home that’s on the market. As one of three cities in our top 10 with higher than average unemployment rates, 7.3 percent of Bartlett’s residents are out of work, a number that’s 1.4 percent above the national average.”