Harrisburg

The Town of Harrisburg was named one of the state’s best suburbs in a recent study released by GoBankingRates.com.

The personal finance website recently released a report on the top suburbs in each state. To find the best, the website said it conducted a comprehensive study analyzing the cost of living, quality of schools and safety in suburban areas surrounding the biggest cities across the country.

Factors in the study included:

- Median home list price and median monthly rent, sourced from Zillow’s May 2019 index

- Annual costs of groceries, healthcare, utilities and transportation, sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017-18 Consumer Expenditure Survey

- Quality of school districts, sources from Niche

- Violent and property crime rates per 1,000 residents, sourced from Neighborhood Scout

In North Carolina, Harrisburg was named the best suburb in the Charlotte region while Clayton and Carrboro were honored in the Triangle and Clemmons in the Triad area.

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