Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2008

Pages

100-113

Abstract

The two most respected rankings of the livability of metropolitan areas are David Savigeau’s Places Rated Almanac (PRA) and Bert Sperling’s and Peter Sander’s Cities Ranked and Rated (CRR). In their most recent editions, PRA ranked Hampton Roads 20th in the nation among 370-plus metro areas, while CRR ranked our region 137th. We analyze where these ratings come from and how we compare to other areas.

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