names Chattanooga one of top 100 best places to live names Chattanooga one of top 100 best places to live

October 16th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Aerial of downtown Chattanooga shows the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and M.L. K ing Boulevard.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press. has named Chattanooga to its Top 100 Best Places to Live.

A news release said Chattanooga scored high in education, amenities and health care.

"Great cities are more than just a check-list of bars, coffee shops and museums," Editor Matt Carmichael said. "Our goal was to collect the best data available, from the best sources and the best partners to gauge the true measures of livability. Access was important, but so were utilization and affordability.

"By using data from the public sector, the private sector and nonprofits focused on these issues, we have compiled an Index that celebrates America's great cities and towns." describes itself as a website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities in small and mid-sized cities in America.