Echo Bay WaterfrontNew Rochelle has been named the best city to live in New York State and the 13th best city in the entire United States.  Here’s the full story, with New Rochelle’s listing on page ten.

Yes, I know — this kind of list should be taken with a few big grains of salt.  How you define and weight the different factors has a big impact on the results.  Furthermore, this particular list looks only at cities with populations over 65,000.  (There are 550 cities in that category nation-wide.)

Even so, it’s good to see that New Rochelle’s economic, environmental, and public safety statistics compare favorably with similar-sized cities around the country.

Watch out, Carmel, Indiana, we’re coming after you!