To assist people who have disabilities make wise and informed decisions when relocating, Wallet Hub has compiled a list of the 5 best and worst US cities most livable for people with disabilities to live in.
Wallet Hub researchers compared the 150 cities with the highest populations and came up with a ranking for each city in several different areas of concern to people who have disabilities.
Areas of interest ranked were:
- Economic Environment
- Quality of Life
- Health Care
- Lowest and Highest Cost of Living
- Lowest and Highest Employment Rates
- Lowest and Highest Percent of People With Disabilities Living Below the Poverty Level
- Lowest and Highest Doctor Visit Cost
- Lowest and Highest Annual Cost of In Home Services
- Lowest and Highest Percent of People With Disabilities Living in the Area
- Lowest and Highest Percent of Population With Walkable Park Access
- Fewest and Most Family Doctors and General Practitioners Per Capita
Questions Answered are:
- Money saving tips for people with disabilities living on a budget.
- How can people with disabilities overcome their unique financial challenges.
- Local policies that have contributed to improving inclusion and the quality of life for people with disabilities.
And now, without further adieu I will present the 5 best and worst US cities for the disabled according to the Wallet Hub. Please note that I found it quite interesting that these cities did not necessarily coincide with The 5 Best and Worst States for the Disabled!!
5 Overall Best Cities for the Disabled:
- 1) Overland Park, KS
- 2) Scottsdale, AZ
- 3) Peoria, AZ
- 4) Tampa, FL
- 5) St. Petersburg, FL
The 5 Overall Worst Cities for the Disabled:
- 146) Worcester, MA
- 147) Moreno Valley, CA
- 148) San Bernardino, CA
- 149) Jersey City, NJ
- 150) Providence, RI
U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Council for Community and Economic Research, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Trust For Public Land, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, eHealthInsurance Services, Genworth Financial, United Cerebral Palsy, WalkScore, TripAdvisor and WalletHub research.
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