Military Times deems Alexandria the best medium sized city for Veterans to live. A survey was conducted by the Military Times which took into account a myriad of factors, such as crime, congestion and medical accessibility.
Arlington came in second place as the best medium city for Vets to live. Virginia Beach was ranked #1 as the best large city for Vets to live. The Maryland cities of Glen Burnie, Bethesda, Ellicott City, Waldorf, and Frederick all made the top 10 for small cities. Glen Burnie took the top spot.
The following is an excerpt from the Military Times detailing the factors that went into selecting cities as the best place for Vets to live:
“For Military Times’ first-ever Best for Vets: Places to Live feature, we considered the sorts of military- and veteran-specific culture and services that can lead city vet populations to swell into six figures, as well as economics and livability factors, such as traffic and crime.
A total of 577 places, as designated by the Census Bureau, were considered as part of the project. Only 75 — divided equally into large, medium and small cities — made the cut.”
Alexandria/Arlington was recently ranked #2, according to a bankrate.com survey, as the best place to retire. That survey and article are highlighted in OTP. Our town also came in #3 for the best place for millennials to live in a forbes.com survey, which can be found in OTP.
#1 best place for Veterans to live, #2 best place to retire, and #3 best place for millennials to live is not a bad resume for our port city.