Alhambra was recently named one of the 100 best places to live in the United States by Livability.com, a website that ranked quality of life in small and mid-sized cities. Coming in at number 21, Alhambra was also among the top five California cities to rank nationally, behind Palo Alto, Berkeley, Santa Clara, and Pasadena. Alhambra scored particularly high in the areas of health care, education, and demographics.
After Livability published its list, we asked our readers: Do you agree that Alhambra is one of the top 25 places to live in the country? In comments on our story and on Facebook, as well as anonymous comments on our poll, most cheered on the city. "No place in the world is perfect," wrote Brett Tam on Facebook, "but this comes pretty close."
Some readers, though, disagreed with Livability's ranking, citing traffic, a lack of public transportation, and dangerous biking and walking conditions. "How can a city be livable if you can't walk comfortably to a grocery store or a school-aged kid can't bike safely to and from school everyday?" wrote a reader in response to our poll.
Read more of what Alhambra Source readers had to say and let us know what you think!