Finally we are in the top 10 of something good. The other day J Walker Smith called in. He represents the Web sight Lifegoesstrong.com. J Walker was telling me about their findings, save for Pittsburgh, Portland, Maine and Bristol,Tennessee, Youngstown is the best place for baby boomers to call home. Keep your left turn signal on at all times.
The findings were based on Cost of living, crime rate, home price, air quality, un-employment, walk ability, hospitals, interstate transpiration, proximity to higher education and national parks. Count your blessings Mahoning Valley, if you are a baby boomer this is the place to be. Home at last.
Put it another way welcome to geezer Ville, we are one of the oldest areas in the nation right next to Pennsylvania. Our average age is 39, we are 81 per cent white, females out number males 52 per cent to 48 per cent, about 88 per cent of us have graduated high school, 71 per cent of own houses and 17 per cent live in poverty.
It's hard to find something special about Mahoning valley, we are dwarfed by Pittsburgh and Cleveland, but we have access to both those cities with an hour commute on the freeway.
Speaking of commute, most of us can drive to work in less than 20 minutes, try that in Pittsburgh or Cleveland.
Many of can get to a golf course within 15 minutes and get a senior special for a buck a hole, try that anywhere? Employment has gotten better, contruction is picking up, we have a new look downtown and soon we will be playing the ponies in Austintown.
Baby boomers are you looking for a home, Youngstown is calling? 3 months of iffy weather December January and February, $ 10 dollar fish fries and dollar drafts. Welcome to Baby Boom Town USA. Write me