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Olive Branch again rated high from Money Magazine

Once again, the city of Olive Branch is gaining attention on a national level as a great place to live. 

Money Magazine Tuesday released its annual “Best Places to Live” list and the DeSoto City city of over 41,000 people is right there once again, this time ranked 23rd among the top 50 “best places to live.” The city has consistently been highly ranked, reaching number five in 2017. 

The write up from Money Magazine lists the Old Towne Historic District, Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery, Olive Branch Farmers Market, and the one private and three public golf courses.

The article also points out the easy accessibility to Beale Street and downtown Memphis, along with the more than 80 businesses that have located in Olive Branch, including Williams-Sonoma, Snap-On Tools, and Cardinal Health.  

It states the city’s median income is at more than $82,000 annually, the median home price is more than $258,000 and the unemployment rate is at six-percent.  

“Olive Branch is honored to be listed again as one of the best places to live,” Olive Branch Mayor Ken Adams said. “We are a great city due to the awesome citizens who make up our community. The City will continue to strive to serve the citizens in a manner to be worthy of this award. We believe even better days are in our future.”

Money Magazine stated a number of factors it takes into account when forming its annual list. One hundred different metrics were looked and were organized into nine categories:

  • Cost of Living
  • Economic opportunity
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Fun (aka amenities)
  • Health & safety
  • Housing market
  • Income & personal finances
  • Quality of life

You can read the item on Olive Branch on the Money Magazine website

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