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Jen Schneider quoted in article about best U.S. capitals


Jen Schneider, a professor and interim associate dean of the School of Public Service, recently was quoted in the WalletHub article, “2020’s Best State Capitals to Live in.

The question-and-answer format of the article includes this exchange:

In evaluating the best state capitals to live in, what are the top five indicators?

I don’t have data on this, but I would guess it would be the same indicators as for other cities:

  1. Jobs.
  2. Housing affordability.
  3. Transportation options.
  4. Educational quality and opportunities.
  5. Environmental/outdoor amenities.

The added dimension living in the capital brings is if you’re interested in being politically active or intervening in policy, it can help to be closer to the seat of power.