A real estate blog has compared Missouri cities using cost of living, crime rate, high school diploma attainment, household income, rent and unemployment to rank the top ten cities to live in.

GlendaleMost of the ten are suburbs of St. Louis, with Glendale as the best city in Missouri to live in. Town and Country came in second, followed by Ladue, Wildwood, and Chesterfield.

See the list of the 50 best cities in Missouri to live in HERE.

Movoto, a real estate blog, says its mission in a series of studies is to show residents the best places to live, and has analyzed cities in Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Michigan so far. Results for Iowa are coming soon, Movoto tells Missourinet.

“Known for its waterways, caves, the Ozarks, and the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri is also where you’ll find the city of Glendale, which, through our research, we’ve determined to be the best place in the state to live,” the article says. “Folks from Missouri tend to be a skeptical bunch— hence the nickname — but we’ve got the data to back up our claim.”

The blog lists the top 10 cities in Missouri as:

1. Glendale
2. Town and Country
3. Ladue
4. Wildwood
5. Chesterfield
6. Creve Coeur
7. Dardenne Prairie
8. Clayton
9. Ballwin
10. Manchester

To devise the rankings, Movoto compared rates of:

  • Cost of living
  • Crime rate
  • High school diploma attainment
  • Median household income
  • Median home value
  • Median rent price
  • Unemployment rate

“The top 10 cities stood out from the rest for a variety of reasons, but they all had some things in common: high median income, low crime, great high school diploma rates, low unemployment, and high home values/rent prices, an indicator of desirability,” the blog says.