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Updated Oct 17, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Website ranks 2 Phoenix suburbs among top 100 best places to live

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PHOENIX -- Scottsdale and Tempe have been ranked among the top 100 best places to live, according to a website.

Livability.Com rated cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 people and put Tempe at No. 43. Scottsdale checked in at No. 89.

The report is based on eight categories, including economics, housing, education and health care.

Scottsdale scored high in education and amenities as well as social and civic capital. Tempe scored high in infrastructure and education as well as amenities.

The top two cities were Palo Alto, Calif., and Boulder, Colo.

Earlier this year, the website ranked Tempe as being among the most affordable vacation spots in the nation.

About the Author

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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