Elmira makes top places to live in Northeast after coronavirus pandemic

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Business Insider named 30 of the best cities to live in after the COVID-19 pandemic and Elmira made the list.

The site ranked cities based on pre-coronavirus unemployment rates, ability to work from home, population density, housing prices, monthly living costs, average travel time to work, school spending per student, and other categories.

Of the 21 ranked cities, nine were in Upstate New York and three in the Southern Tier of New York. Several cities across New York and Pennsylvania were ranked.

According to Business Insider, the cost of living in Elmira is relatively low and is 4.5 percent lower than the national average. The area also has the 15th highest spending per student in public schools.

Binghamton and Ithaca were also ranked from this area. Rochester topped the list. It has a high share of jobs that can be done at home and the second largest spending per student in public schools.

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