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Downtown Sioux Falls Among AARP's Top Ten Most Livable U.S. Neighborhoods

April 20, 2015

If you're looking for a great place to live, consider a neighborhood in Madison, Wis., called Mifflin West; the Upper West Side of Manhattan or Downtown Crossing in Boston.

All three made the top 10 list of most livable neighborhoods in the country, according to the AARP Livability Index , a new online tool being launched Monday. The goal of the index: Help communities better serve everyone, including the aging population.

The other top 10 most livable U.S. neighborhoods, are South of Market, San Francisco; Washburn, La Crosse, Wis.; downtown, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Southside, Virginia, Minn.; downtown, Bismarck, N.D.; downtown, Seattle; downtown, Los Alamos, N.M., according to an article in the May issue of AARP Bulletin .

The ranking is based on how these neighborhoods scored on the AARP Livability Index. The index compares more than 200,000 neighborhoods across the country using numerous factors in seven categories including housing, health, environment, neighborhood (proximity to jobs), transportation (options, congestion, costs), engagement (social and civil involvement) and opportunities (jobs).