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White Rock tops list of NM suburbs

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By The Staff

Suburbia has grown to be an important piece in the fabric of America, offering more space (and a lot more peace and quiet) for people who would rather enjoy a backyard barbecue and soccer games as opposed to the hustle and bustle of city life.

In its five-part “Best Places to Live” series, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC partnered with Onboard Informatics to rank the top places for suburbanites and analyze trends based on data from more than 11,000 suburban areas across the country.

The real estate firm released its new report, the “Best Places to Live for Suburbanites,” which ranks White Rock No. 16 out of 11,000 suburbs in the United States. In the state of New Mexico, it topped the list as No. 1.

The data revealed a glimpse into life in the suburbs, where many people own their homes (75 percent), drive to work (92 percent) and spend approximately four times as much to prepare meals at home rather than go out to eat.

Cherry Hills Village, Colo., approximately 10 miles south of downtown Denver, ranks as the No. 1 Best Place for suburbanites, receiving the highest score in the nation with a nearly 100 percent home ownership rate and less than 20-minute average commute.

The following communities make up the Top 10 “Best Places to Live for Suburbanites,” scoring high on a range of attributes, such as access to suburban amenities (grocery stores, banks, etc.), proximity to good schools, commuting by car and community safety:

1. Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
2. Clyde Hill, Wash.
3. Haworth, N.J.
4. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
5. Wolf Trap, Va.
6. Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.
7. Indian Hills, Ky.
8. East Grand Rapids, Mich.
9. Rossmoor, Calif.
10.Huntington Woods, Mich.