Green Innovations

Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Forbes Best Places list dominated by Upstate NY cities

Last year, Syracuse and Rochester were ranked near the top of the country's strongest housing markets (Syracuse was #2 nationally and Rochester was #15) by Forbes.  This year, Rochester and Syracuse scored #3 and #4 nationally respectively on Forbes' list of best places to raise a family, with Albany and Buffalo also finishing in the top ten in the U.S.  Syracuse also placed high on Forbes' list of "best bang for the buck" cities last year (#15 nationally).  Does green have anything to do with it?  Hard to say, but Upstate cities scored high for affordability, quality of life, low crime and access to educational opportunities.

The conclusion:  It's looking like a good time to invest in Upstate NY.