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The 10 Best State Capitals to Live In

Money Talks News Logo By Ben Geier of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 12: Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com. Beyond acting as headquarters for a state’s high court, state legislature and governor’s office, state capitals can also be ideal places to live. Some state capitals are more populous, bustling metropolitan areas while others are sleepy towns where the government is the biggest industry. SmartAsset crunched the numbers on all 50 to identify the state capitals that are the best to live in. This is SmartAsset’s eighth study on the best state capitals to live in. Check out the 2020 version here. To do so, we considered 10 metrics spanning three categories: employment and education; affordability; and livability. For details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our final rankings, read the Data and Methodology section at the end. Following are the best state capitals to live in. It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Sponsored: Find the right financial adviser Finding a financial adviser you can trust doesn’t have to be hard. A great place to start is with SmartAsset’s free financial adviser matching tool, which connects you with up to three qualified financial advisers in five minutes. Each adviser is vetted by SmartAsset and is legally required to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisers who will help you reach your financial goals, get started now.

The 10 Best State Capitals to Live In

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com.

Beyond acting as headquarters for a state’s high court, state legislature and governor’s office, state capitals can also be ideal places to live.

Some state capitals are more populous, bustling metropolitan areas while others are sleepy towns where the government is the biggest industry. SmartAsset crunched the numbers on all 50 to identify the state capitals that are the best to live in.

This is SmartAsset’s eighth study on the best state capitals to live in. Check out the 2020 version here.

To do so, we considered 10 metrics spanning three categories: employment and education; affordability; and livability. For details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our final rankings, read the Data and Methodology section at the end.

Following are the best state capitals to live in.

It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Sponsored: Find the right financial adviser

Finding a financial adviser you can trust doesn’t have to be hard. A great place to start is with SmartAsset’s free financial adviser matching tool, which connects you with up to three qualified financial advisers in five minutes. Each adviser is vetted by SmartAsset and is legally required to act in your best interests.

If you’re ready to be matched with local advisers who will help you reach your financial goals, get started now.

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