YUKON IS THE BEST AFFORDABLE SUBURB IN OKLAHOMA
Yukon’s strategic central location, excellent school system, low business costs and outstanding quality of life continue to garnish national recognition. BusinessWeek ranked the best affordable suburbs in the U.S. state by state. Communities with populations from 5,000 to 60,000 were evaluated on affordability, quality of schools, low crime, short commutes, clean air, good weather, green space, and the strength of the local economy. Yukon was selected as the Number One “Best Affordable Suburb” in Oklahoma.
Where to Live Well for Less
Best affordable suburb: Yukon
Nearest major city: Oklahoma City
Median household income: $55,361
Median home price: $108,500
Unemployment rate: 3.9%
Violent crime index: 42
Yukon, 20 miles west of Oklahoma City, is country singer Garth Brooks' hometown. It's a fast-growing city with its own movie theater, big-box stores, and regional hospital. About 36% of residents are married with children. The average commute is 21 minutes.
Housing prices across the nation are being flattened by the worst economic crisis in decades. But it's still not necessarily easy to find affordable suburbs with good schools, low crime, reasonable commutes, strong economies, and a good quality of life. That's where BusinessWeek can help. We've selected one affordable suburb near the biggest city in each state where residents can find the best quality of life for their money in 2009.
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