Clemmons named one of the ‘10 best cities in North Carolina’

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Online real estate brokerage firm Movoto Real Estate has named Clemmons the #6 “city” in North Carolina, according to a post on its website.

Clemmons, technically a village in Forsyth County, has a population of 18,627 according to the 2010 census.

The blog considered cost of living, crime rate, education, median household income, home value and amenities when making its top 10 list.

“We started with a list of the 50 most populous municipalities (cities, towns, villages, and Census Designated Places) in North Carolina and ranked them from one to 50 in each of the criteria above, with one being the best. Then we averaged the numbers for each criteria and gave them an overall Big Deal Score—the lower the number, the higher it ranked,” the company said in the blog post.

Here’s what Movoto said about Clemmons:

Smaller even than Morrisville, Clemmons, with a population of just over 19,000 comes in at No. 6 on our list. How did Clemmons climb onto our Top 10? Well mostly because they ranked high in… pretty much everything.

 But here are some of the key characteristics that makes this town shine. Clemmons is safe, with a crime rate 37 percent lower than the state average; smart, with a high school degree attainment rate 16 percent higher; and doing pretty well economically, with a median household income 46 percent higher than the NC average.

What do they do with all that money? Some of it probably goes to their churches, as this little southern city has an unholy amount of churches—21 for their small population– which boosted their amenities score overall.

Here’s the entire top 10 list:

1. Apex
2. Wake Forest
3. Matthews
4. Morrisville
5. Garner
6. Clemmons
7. Cary
T8. Chapel Hill
T8. Huntersville
10. Mint Hill

Read more: movoto.com

5 comments

  • Max R. Pardon

    Should be one of the best after I have captured over hundered snakes in the community and county.(The stuff noone likes to tell in news article.) Now with the U.S. Senate declaring Judical Emergency the county should have a better livestock farms even with the help of the Agriculture it will make the Village and the 114 feet outside the Village better and more better with the respect of what Ranchers, Farmers and Livestock Traders do to make the State a animal friendly state,county,Village,and surrounding areas of the 2013 6th best cities. Congradulations to Clemmons and Forsyth County. IE: The crime rate does not reflect the surrounding areas around Clemmons apparently.

  • Max R. Pardon

    Would the two new hospitals have somthing to the honor? have not read anything about that either.( probaly cause noone like them talks either.)

  • Max R. Pardon

    I was in mix thought of a Ag. grant and the the displeasure of all the facts reported. But did have hopes for the Hattie heritage to grow in the village!!!

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