One of the United States 13 original colonies, Pennsylvania is big, very big, and is home to the two major cities of Pittsburg and Philadelphia. Away from the alluring bright lights of the big cities, Pennsylvania has much to offer individuals and families looking for a safe haven to call their own. Using statistics on a number of factors such as crime rate, high school graduation rate and cost of living as well as those harder to quantify things that make a place unique we’ve collated a list of the best 10 places to live in Pennsylvania. Enjoy!
1) Penn Wynne
Penn Wynne regularly comes up trumps in liveability polls and is widely considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in Pennsylvania. A small town of around 6,000 people and officially recognized as a CDP (census-designated place), Penn Wynne is not technically a town as it does not have its own municipal government. Whatever it is, Penn Wynne is a great place to live and raise a family. Essentially one big suburb, Penn Wynne is primarily made up of residential streets and has a large Orthodox Jewish population. The people of Penn Wynne are known to actively promote a green lifestyle and work to conserve the natural assets of the area. Crime is virtually non-existent in Penn Wynne where the crime rate is 72 percent lower than the state average. Penn Wynne also scores highly on education for its stellar school system that sees 13% more of its kids graduate high school than across the rest of Pennsylvania.
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