U.S. News & World Report Ranks Youngstown Area as Second-Best Place to Live in Ohio, 62nd best in U.S. - Mahoning Matters

Youngstown and the surrounding Mahoning and Trumbull counties were rated the second-best city to live in Ohio and number 62 for the best in the country, according to a recent study from U.S. News & World Report on the 150 best places to live in the U.S. 

The region received high marks for “value” and “quality of life.” 

Here’s what the publication had to say about Youngstown and surrounding areas. Located halfway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Youngstown is still reflective of the steel industry’s collapse in the 1970s. But this Rust Belt city is in the midst of a cultural and economic renaissance that combines rich historical tradition with the zeal of a new generation. The area is seeing a resurgence of business in its once-empty downtown area, including restaurants, bars, galleries, and local shops, while organizations like the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation seek to shore up the urban neighborhoods. 

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