Warsaw is one of the Top 10 most exciting cities in Indiana! The ranking, according to Movoto Real Estate, is based on “fun factors” such as nightlife, active life options and age percentage among other factors.
The city of Warsaw is 7th on the Top 10 list that surveyed 76 places in Indiana.
“Warsaw had just two top 10 ranks across our individual criteria,” said Travis Sawrie, public relations associate with Movoto Real Estate. “These were for its number of non-fast food restaurants and bars per person. In fact, Warsaw took home the No. 1 spot for restaurants per people, making it the place to go if you want to push aside those bland pre-packaged meals from some of the chain joints.”
However, the survey found that Warsaw is in need of some improvements, including more options other than fast food restaurants per person and fewer number of crimes per 100,000 people.
“Our thorough and well-researched methods involve using algorithms to weigh categories in ways that have never been done before. We take the time to dig deep into the important subjects in life, like which city is the nerdiest, and research the criteria no one has dared to touch before us,” added Sawrie.
Indiana is the first state Motovo Real Estate looked at in what will be an ongoing series.
The winner? At the top of list sits West Lafayette. It wasn’t all fun and games for West Lafayette, however. The city faced a bevy of places looking to take its crown. Here are the 10 most exciting places in Indiana:
1. City of West Lafayette
2. City of Valparaiso
3. City of Crown Point
4. City of Lafayette
5. City of Bloomington
6. City of Mishawaka
7. City of Warsaw
8. Town of Chesterton
9. City of Evansville
10. City of Madison
To create the list of the most exciting places in Indiana, Movoto Real Estate first used Census data to locate all places in Indiana with a population of at least 10,000. In total, 76 cities met the population restriction and had data for the criteria.
Next, the company ranked each of the places from one to 76 across eight individual criteria, with one being the best possible score. After this, they took the aggregate rank across all criteria. The place with the lowest overall rank was crowned the winner.
The criteria used to judge the most heart-pounding places in The Hoosier State were:
- Nightlife per capita (clubs, comedy, etc.)
- Live music venues per capita
- Bars per capita
- Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
- Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
- Percentage of restaurants that aren’t fast food (the higher the better)
- Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)
- Crime per 100,000 people
Source: Movoto Real Estate