Wilkes-Barre, PA Rankings


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Wilkes-Barre, PA is a bustling city located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. It is well known for being home to several colleges and universities, as well as an impressive nightlife and entertainment scene. The city also has plenty to offer in terms of its rankings according to BestPlaces, which take into account factors such as cost of living, crime rate, education level, housing prices, and other metrics. Wilkes-Barre ranks highly on its overall livability score, with an impressive score of 91 out of 100. This places Wilkes-Barre 6th among all cities in Pennsylvania for livability. Furthermore, Wilkes-Barre boasts low crime rates compared to other cities with similar populations; it scored an impressive 8 out of 10 on its crime rate index. Additionally, the city is ranked highly for its educational level; it earned an 8th place ranking among all cities in Pennsylvania for educational attainment levels. Overall, the rankings from BestPlaces show that Wilkes-Barre is an excellent place to live and work due to its high livability score and various other favorable characteristics.

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#6 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Large Metro Areas)
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#26 Most Comfortable Summer Cities
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#68 Drought-Riskiest Cities
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#90 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (100 Largest Metro Areas)
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#164 Best Green Cities
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#271 2005 Best Places to Live
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Over 4 years ago

I had the privilege of being born and raised here in Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, the town has deteriorated tremendously. I shall list pros vs.  More

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Over 17 years ago

Wilkes-Barre was a wonderful place to go to college. With two schools near each other (King's College and Wilkes College) the atmosphere was exciting. The city of itself  More

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