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2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live

West Lafayette, IN

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liv score
626
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 63
Demographics 47
Economy 63
Education 75
Health 51
Housing 85
Infrastructure 57

#54. West Lafayette, IN

Research and technology are big players in the West Lafayette economy, largely due to the city being home to Purdue University and its 40,000 students. The college town atmosphere leads to West Lafayette scoring high in categories like affordable housing, entertainment options and cultural amenities, and the university backs a number of business incubators to help entrepreneurs with startup company efforts.

Another key economic contributor within the city is Purdue Research Park, which has more than 100 companies involved in the tech sector. Meanwhile, the community has a number of nonprofit organizations committed to preserving the arts, and convenient transportation options for residents include Purdue University Airport and easy access to Interstate 65.

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