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PlaceFit Community Characteristics Database

The PlaceFit Tool provides access to a variety of existing websites based on livability characteristics that may appeal to your lifestyle choices. This investigative tool can help you identify communities with characteristics that appeal to you and your families' needs when relocating for a job, schooling, retirement, or a variety of other reasons; or for comparing how your current community compares to others. It allows you to select primary and secondary characteristics that describe what you are looking for in a community that would be of interest to you.

For detailed instructions on using the Placefit tool, see the How To page. Otherwise, begin by selecting one or more categories below.

STEP 1: Select One or More Primary Categories

  • Architecture and Neighborhood Atmosphere Architecture and Neighborhood Atmosphere
  • Density and Demographics Density and Demographics
  • Economics Economics
  • Education Education
  • Geography and Climate Geography and Climate
  • Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being
  • Housing Housing
  • Local Government and Political Culture Local Government and Political Culture
  • Natural Environment Natural Environment
  • Recreation and Entertainment Recreation and Entertainment
  • Safety Safety
  • Sociocultural Sociocultural
  • Transportation Transportation
Updated: 12/1/2015
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