Business Insider names Prairie Village 5th best suburb in America, Leawood among top 20

Aside from a few short pockets of rain, patrons had lovely weekend weather to enjoy the fair.
Aside from a few short pockets of rain, patrons had lovely weekend weather to enjoy the fair.

I’m guessing there won’t be a lot of pushback to these findings…

On Friday, Business Insider published a list ranking the top 50 suburbs in the United States, and Prairie Village came in at number five overall.

The rankings were based on average commute times, poverty and crime rates, public school ratings, housing affordability and median household income. To be eligible for consideration, cities had to have populations between 5,000 and 100,000, and had to be within approximately 25 miles of the nearest metropolitan area.

Here’s what Business Insider had to say about PV:

A great housing market, over 1,500 licensed businesses, and beautiful scenery combine to make Prairie Village — just 19 minutes outside Kansas City — the fifth-best suburb in America. The median household income is $83,848.

Leawood also made the top 50 list, coming in at 19 overall.

The top suburb on Business Insider’s list was Elm Grove, Wisconsin, just outside Milwaukee.