The Best and Worst Places to Live

By: Liam Rooney

Where Do I Want to Live?

Auburn, NH (Where I want to live)

Property values:

Median home price $239000

http://www.greatschools.org/new-hampshire/auburn/

Unemployment:

4%

http://www.greatschools.org/new-hampshire/auburn/

Recreation available:

ATVing Audubon

Hiking

Bicycling

Boating

Sports in Area:

Baseball Softball

Soccer Field Hockey

Lacrosse Basketball

Events and Festivals:

Duck Race

Library Book Sale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_New_Hampshire

Racial Makeup:

The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.21% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.41% Asian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_New_Hampshire

Education:

Auburn Village School K-8, 6 other private preschools

http://www.greatschools.org/new-hampshire/auburn/

Cost of Living:

Cost of living; Auburn 133% NH 118% US 100%

http://www.greatschools.org/new-hampshire/auburn/

Economy:

Median household income $83,900

http://www.greatschools.org/new-hampshire/auburn/

Police:

Auburn has 7 full time police officers and 14 part time police officers

http://www.auburnpolice.org/Personnel.html



Detroit, Michigan (Where I don’t want to live)

Property values:

Median home value is $41,100

http://www.zillow.com/detroit-mi/home-values/

Unemployment:

17.7% (Aug 2013)

https://www.google.com/#q=detroit+michigan+unemployment+rate

Recreation available:

Art

Parks

Swimming

Marinas

https://www.detroitmi.gov/DepartmentsandAgencies/RecreationDepartment.aspx

Sports in Area:

Football

Hockey

Baseball

Basketball

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_Detroit

Events and Festivals:

North American International Auto Show (January)

Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular (January)

Detroit Autorama (February)

Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Memorial Day weekend)

Birmingham Fine Arts Festival (May)

Greektown Arts Festival (May)

WYCD Downtown Hoedown (May)

Arab International Festival (June)

Red Bull Air Race World Series (June 13 & 14)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g42139-s408/Detroit:Michigan:Events.And.Festivals.html

Racial Makeup:

White:116599: 12.26%

Black or African American: 775772: 81.55%

Asian: 9268: .97%

http://detroit.areaconnect.com/statistics.htm

Education:

Detroit has 26 High schools including Renaissance High School and Cass Technical High School

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan/districts/detroit-public-schools

Cost of Living:

Detroit 79% - US 100%

http://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/michigan/detroit

Economy:

Estimated median household income in 2011: $25,193

http://www.city-data.com/city/Detroit-Michigan.html

Police:

Detroit Police Department had 4,006 sworn officers as of Oct. 31, 2002.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2002/02sec6.pdf




St. Albert, Alberta (Canada)

Property values:

Median house price $557277

http://www.paranych.com/St-Albert-real-estate-stats-news/St.%20Albert/All

Unemployment:

4.3%

http://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2014-full-ranking

Recreation available:

Parks

Hiking

Sightseeing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Albert,_Alberta

Sports in Area:

Hockey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Albert,_Alberta

Events and Festivals:

Northern Alberta International Children's Festival

Outdoor Farmers' Market

Kinsmen Rainmaker Rodeo

Harvest Festival

Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival

Rock'n August

St. Albert Rotary Music Festival

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Albert,_Alberta

Racial Makeup:

Minority of St. Albert is 26% Chinese 10% Black 19% South Asian

http://www.city-data.com/canada/St--Albert-City.html

Education:

17 elementary schools and 2 highschools

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Albert,_Alberta

Cost of Living:

Alberta 109.7% - Canada 100%

http://liveincalgary.com/overview/cost-of-living/cost-of-living-comparison

Economy:

Average household income is $128,270.17

http://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2014-full-ranking

Police:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the national police force for all of Canada.

http://www.stalbert.ca/rcmp