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Where Will Amazon HQ2 Go? Ranking Puts Raleigh on Top, Boston at Bottom

Where Will Amazon HQ2 Go? Ranking Puts Raleigh on Top, Boston at Bottom
(Alexey Novikov/Dreamstime)

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:59 PM

ATTOM Data Solutions has ranked the finalists for Amazon.com’s proposed second headquarters based on housing and quality of life.

Raleigh, North Carolina -- with relatively affordable homes, above-average school scores and below-average crime rates and property taxes -- is No. 1, according to the curator of data on America’s property market.

Boston -- considered by some a favorite -- is last. New York also ranks poorly.

Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Austin round out the top five.

The Washington area trio of Montgomery County, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia -- all making separate bids -- are No. 9, No. 12 and No. 13.

While there are 20 finalists, ATTOM ranked 19 U.S. locations only. The other finalist is Toronto in Canada.

Seattle-based Amazon.com’s (AMZN) second corporate headquarters is projected to cost more than $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs over 10 to 15 years.

Place

Q4 2017 Median Price

5Y Chg%

Price/
Income

Avg. School Score

Crime Rate

Effective Property
Tax

Environ-mental Risk Score

Rank

Raleigh $235,000 26% 3.69 1.13 96 0.86% 2.58 1
Atlanta $220,000 69% 3.68 0.99 303 0.98% 1.77 2
Pittsburgh $150,000 36% 2.55 1.06 215 1.79% 2.52 3
Nashville $275,000 67% 5.16 0.87 126 0.74% 2.22 4
Austin $361,000 114% 4.93 1.06 98 1.84% 3.49 5
Denver $346,500 73% 5.86 0.92 179 0.49% 4.92 6
Los Angeles $776,000 88% 14.51 0.85 143 0.68% 1.64 7
Columbus $138,000 52% 2.89 0.85 190 1.79% 3.83 8
Montgomery County, MD $400,000 8% 3.59 1.17 34 1.00% 93.6 9
Indianapolis $130,000 16% 2.6 0.81 287 1.02% 3.09 10
Dallas $284,619 246% 5.21 0.93 194 2.23% 3.55 11
Washington, D.C. $520,000 21% 6.47 1.17 316 0.64% 2.12 12
Northern Virginia $395,000 14% 3.83 1.04 53 1.00% 58.37 13
Chicago $223,000 48% 4.43 0.92 231 1.34% 3.59 14
Philadelphia $140,000 27% 3.09 0.65 256 1.09% 4.77 15
Miami $285,000 71% 5.77 0.95 233 1.05% 10.57 16
Newark, NJ $204,000 69% 6.47 0.52 42 2.32% 80.59 17
New York $1,445,000 41% 14.79 1.09 82 1.15% 54.5 18
Boston $670,000 50% 9.57 0.6 115 0.91% 34.04 19

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