10 Cities Scored for Best Infrastructure
October 23, 2017
The infrastructure around a listing is becoming increasingly important to house hunters. It’s more than just public transportation options; it also includes the condition of highways and sewers, as well as the state of the drinking water.
“Cities that keep up with infrastructure needs are a big step ahead in attracting home buyers,” says Scott Muldavin, chair of the Counselors of Real Estate, an industry group based in Chicago. Buyers “want short commutes, transit options, and quality roads. Time is money, and being near good infrastructure improves home value.”
Realtor.com®’s research team analyzed 150 metros based on a host of factors that looked at each city’s infrastructure, including sizing up the condition of roads and bridges, airport consumer satisfaction ratings, transit performance score, bike friendliness, and government spending on drinking water systems, electrical grids, highways, public transit, and sewage systems.
The following are the top 10 best cities for infrastructure, based on realtor.com®’s rankings:
- San Francisco
- Eugene, Ore.
- Salt Lake City
- Omaha, Neb.
- Austin, Texas
- Chattanooga, Tenn.
Visit realtor.com® to learn the bottom 10 cities for infrastructure.
Source: “What Lies Beneath: Cities With the Best – and Worst – Infrastructure,” realtor.com® (Oct. 23, 2017)
Updated: November 21, 2019