Lebanon Reporter

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February 25, 2014

Lebanon outscores Indy on blogger's exciting city list

Lebanon — Lebanon, according to a real estate company’s blog, is a more exciting place to live than Indianapolis.

Lebanon was ranked 62nd and Indianapolis 63rd on the Movoto Real Estate listing of “The 10 Most Exciting Places in Indiana.” Trailing them were Frankfort, Beech Grove, Connersville, Hobart, Peru, Portage, Wabash, New Castle, LaPorte, Martinsville, Lawrence, East Chicago and Gary.

Zionsville was rated 15th overall, and it was the best city in the state for active lifestyle options.

David Cross, Movoto’s content editor, wrote the article.

The company used data from the 2010 U.S. Census to find all of Indiana’s cities with at least 10,000 residents. Those communities were then ranked in eight categories on a per capita basis. Those categories included nightlife, live-music venues, bars, fast food outlets, non-fast food restaurants, the 18-34 population, the crime rate per 100,000, and options for an active life such as parks and outdoor activities.“We then ranked each of the places from one to 76 across eight individual criteria, with one being the best possible score,” Cross wrote. “After this, we took the aggregate rank across all criteria. The place with the lowest overall rank was crowned the winner — in this case, West Lafayette.”The more fast food restaurants a city had, the lower it was ranked, for example. The higher the 18-34 year old population, the higher Cross rated the community.

Zionsville ranked first in active life options; second in crime rate; ninth for music venues; 12th for bars; 16th for night life; and 76th — dead last — for 18-34 population; for a total “big deal score,” as Cross termed it, of 29.25Lebanon had the 28th-lowest crime rate; the 31st-lowest number of bars; was 39th in music venues; 48th for night life; the 49th-lowest amount of 18-34-year olds; was ranked 50th for fast food outlets and 58th for non-fast-food restaurants; for a “big deal” total of 45.

Cross’s “most exciting city” was West Lafayette; followed by Valparaiso, Crown Point, Lafayette and Bloomington.

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