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Study: Cheektowaga named 'most livable small city in America'

Posted at 4:06 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 04:07:35-04

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — One Western New York town is getting some national recognition for being a great place to live.

According to a study conducted by, Cheektowaga was named the 'most livable small city in America!'

The ranking took a look at the following categories

  • Concentration of entertainment establishments, restaurants, and bars
  • Income equality
  • Home affordability
  • Housing costs
  • Healthcare establishments
  • Percentage of residents below the poverty line
  • Percentage of residents without health insuarance
  • Commute time
Specifically, Cheektowaga ranks 11th out of 287 small cities for home affordability, with a home value to household income ratio of 2.23. Additionally, Cheektowaga has the 31st-highest concentration of bars as a percentage of all establishments, at 0.8%. Cheektowaga also has the 33rd-lowest percentage in the study of residents without health insurance, at 3.7%.

The study looked at 287 cities across the county.

Last year Cheektowaga ranked 5th.

You can read the entire study here.