It looks like we have an amazing place to call home here in New York as our state has ranked among the best states to live in according to a recent study.

While people may complain about how expensive it is to live in New York, and many people leave the state each year. However, one thing I've noticed is that it seems like a lot of those people end up right back here in New York not long after leaving. I have no facts to back that up, it's just something I've observed throughout my life.

When people are deciding on a place to live there are many things that need to be considered before settling on a permanent spot to settle down. People may consider attractions, recreational opportunities, and the type of weather that suits them. A recent study was conducted that compared all the states to determine which states are the best to live in.

The 50 states were compared across 52 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rates and quality of hospitals. Surprisingly, even though housing costs were considered we still ranked very high according to the study.

New York was ranked as the third best state to live in. At the end of the day, we live in an amazing state. We have attractions, amazing places to go and explore, we have a diverse population, and while I can imagine myself living elsewhere, I'm a New Yorker through and through. So let's break down what led us to get a number three rating.

Living Conditions in New York:

  • 25th – Income Growth
  • 13th – % of Insured Population
  • 23rd – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
  • 13th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 1st – Restaurants per Capita

LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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