BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 top 125 places to live in the United States listed Baltimore as number 100.

While that is not a particularly high ranking, Baltimore was the only city in Maryland to make the cut.

U.S. News looked at the 125 most populous metro areas when compiling the list.

It’s website stated that “to make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.”

When describing how Baltimore earned its spot, the website cited Charm City’s “elegant architecture, friendly people and lively pockets of nightlife and music” that make it a “pleasant and fun place to call home.”

According to U.S. News, the average annual salary for Baltimore residents is $56,400 compared to the national average of $50,620. However, the unemployment rate is 0.3% higher than the national average at 4.2%.

When it comes to city schools, Baltimore has 29 high schools represented on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools rankings. 17 colleges and/or universities fall within city limits.

Meanwhile, Baltimore’s crime rate continues to be higher than the national rate.

Washington D.C. ranked 19. In Virginia, Richmond ranked 53 and Virginia Beach came in at 103.

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Comments (6)
  1. All these constant findings of the worst of ANYTHING and ALL in reports and statistics about Baltimore City! Why are you people not understanding this has ALL been happening and the DIRECT RESULT of DEMOCRATIC CONTROL and RULE for years!! What does it take for you people to see and realize who is the direct blame for the TOTAL DEMISE of Baltimore City??? This city is forever doomed if you don’t wake up and force change of the OBVIOUS DEMISE of Baltimore at the hands of the DEMOCRATS, iT’S SCARY! NOT ONE THING GOOD HAS COME FROM THEM BEING IN CONTROL… REALLY!!! OMG!!!! ANOTHER great milestone for Baltimore!

    1. Dude. Please stop using all caps. It’s harder to read.

  2. God help us to get these DEMOCRATS out of office! WOW!!! Factor in the past and present LONG TERM DEMOCRATIC CORRUPTION is it ANY wonder???

  3. Lol, wonder how much Pugh paid or the city council to get baltimore on the list. Or maybe US news and world report is a leftist publication…

  4. No one paid anyone anything. They ranked the top 125 most populous metro areas, and Baltimore placed 100th on that list (which is pretty bad, considering the cities we “beat”). This is incredibly dishonest reporting (a.k.a. “Fake News”).

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