Fredericksburg ranked first in Virginia for quality of life

October 30, 2019 | Fredericksburg City News | Awards & Accolades

Fredericksburg residents already knew that our city has a high quality of life. A new study published this week by personal finance website WalletHub confirmed it.

Fredericksburg finished in the 98th percentile nationwide and tops in Virginia for quality of life in WalletHub’s 2019 “Best Small Cities in America” study. It placed 23rd among 1,268 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 used in the study.

Fredericksburg outranked other Virginia small cities on the list for quality of life including Charlottesville, Winchester, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Leesburg, Sterling and Blacksburg.

Here is where Fredericksburg stood among the top 30 U.S small cities used in the study:

City Quality of Life Rank
Sarasota, FL 1
Myrtle Beach, SC 2
Santa Barbara, CA 3
Asheville, NC 4
Santa Monica, CA 5
Greenville, SC 6
Santa Cruz, CA 7
Miami Beach, FL 8
Monterey, CA 9
Lancaster, PA 10
Pensacola, FL 11
Harrisburg, PA 12
Santa Fe, NM 13
Portland, ME 14
Boca Raton, FL 15
Annapolis, MD 16
Beverly Hills, CA 17
Fort Myers, FL 18
Bend, OR 19
West Hollywood, CA 20
Palm Springs, CA 21
Marietta, GA 22
Fredericksburg, VA 23
Newport Beach, CA 24
Charlottesville, VA 25
Albany, NY 26
Bellingham, WA 27
Galveston, TX 28
San Luis Obispo, CA 29
Bradenton, FL 30


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