Fort Wayne listed as one of the best places to live

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There is more national recognition for the Summit City.

Fort Wayne has now popped up on rankings for being one of the best places to live, to retire, and one of the cheapest places to live.

In a new “Best Places” list by U.S. News & World Report, Fort Wayne is named one of the Best Places to Live in America.

U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

Of those 150 cities, Fort Wayne ranked 33rd. The website posted in part:

With its low cost of living and quiet neighborhoods, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is an excellent place to buy a house, start a career, launch a business and raise children. As a midsize metropolitan area in the heart of the Midwest, residents in Fort Wayne have access to the amenities one would expect to find in a large metropolis, like excellent entertainment options and a thriving arts scene. Residents also encounter quirky special events, such as the yearly BuskerFest devoted to street performers and the annual bed race that takes place during the Three Rivers Festival.


See the full post and rankings here

Fort Wayne also recently received a finance award.

City of Fort Wayne receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Fort Wayne for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.