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Money Magazine Names St. Peters to 2012 Top 100 Best Places to Live

October 23, 2012
The City of St. Peters has been named to its 2012 Top 100 Best Places to Live. It’s the third time St. Peters has been named to the list in the last five years. St. Peters was added to this year’s list after Money magazine’s editors discovered some erroneous job, cost-of-living and test score statistics were used in compiling the original listing, which was published in the August, 2012 edition. The new listings are included in the November, 2012 edition and posted on the magazine’s website,

Money magazine ranked St. Peters No. 76 in the nation this year. St. Peters was also ranked in the Top 100 Places to Live in 2008 and 2010.

Mayor Len Pagano said, "It’s always nice to have an outside organization verify what we know—St. Peters is one of the greatest places in our country to call ‘My Hometown.’"

According to the Money magazine website,, the editors use statistics compiled from data services company Onboard Informatics and "crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small cities for families." Due to erroneous information for a small number of places, St. Peters was mistakenly left off the top 100 on an earlier version of the 2012 Top 100 Places to Live list.

The publication zeroes in on U.S. cities with populations ranging from 50,000 to 300,000 and considers a number of factors including job growth, income increases, cost of living, housing affordability, school quality, arts and leisure options, safety, medical care, diversity and several ease-of-living criteria.

For more information, please see the Money magazine website.