El Paso is ranked in the top ten best places to live for veterans

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According to a 2020 report, the city of El Paso was ranked in the top 10 places for seasoned homebuyers.

A study of the 100 most populous US cities found El Paso ranked seventh, a city press release said on Wednesday.

“Our active military and veterans deserve the best we have to offer. We’re excited to be recognized nationwide as an affordable place to live for veterans and for making significant improvements in our quality of life and economic growth, ”said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez in a news release.

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The report, produced by mortgage lender Veterans United Home Loans, examined 21 metrics to determine how well cities are providing opportunities for veterans and their families as they transition into civilian life.

Some of these dimensions include economic well-being, employment, availability of veteran affairs services, and quality of life for veterans.

The final ranking was determined by calculating the sum of the scores for each city, with the lowest score representing the best city veterans can live in.

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The full list is available online by browsing this link: https://tinyurl.com/y8hcvzbf.

Chesapeake, Virginia took first place, followed by Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In 2017, the city set up a military liaison office and houses services and resources for veterans.

For more information on the city’s resources and services, please visit this website: www.elpasotexas.gov/veteran-resources/veteran-and-military-affairs/overview/

Anthony Jackson can be reached at [email protected] and @TonyAnjackson on twitter.



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