Money, the digital destination for personal finance and news, announced its annual ranking of the Best Places to Live and Woodstock, Georgia was ranked number 17 out of 50towns and cities featured where the economy, job growth, and housing market remained strong despite COVID-19 disruptions. Money looked at towns and cities with a population of at least 25,000 and put the greatest emphasis on economic factors, like employment opportunities, as well as supply and demand for homes, cost of living, quality of schools, racial and economic diversity, and health and safety.
"This year, given the general uncertainty around where and how we'll live, our list looks a little different," said Prachi Bhardwaj, lead reporter of Money's Best Places to Live. "We shifted our priorities to pay more attention to cities that aren't just doing well now, but that show great promise and stability for the next five to ten years. We also included suburban towns situated further away from major metros and have more industry diversity than you've seen from our list in years past."
Mayor Donnie Henriques responded to the announcement, “Even though our median home price is about the national norm, our median household income is 30% above the state of Georgia’s. We appreciate Money recognizing that along with our short commute to Atlanta and our low unemployment especially in this economic climate.”
For Money's complete list of the Best Places to Live, click here.