“I think what we do well is develop relationships with property owners, developers, commercial real estate brokers and businesses,” she said. “We do our best to understand the needs of the private sector and we try to make our processes as business-friendly as possible. Businesses appreciate our willingness to work with them.”
However, Movoto also pointed out that Moore has its challenges.
“While the 57,810 residents of Moore have to contend with tornadoes, the people who live in this Oklahoma City suburb also have to be a bit more concerned with crime. That’s because the city has the only above average crime rate in our top 10 at 45 percent above the national average.”
While statistics suggest that this may be a problem, many Moore residents would disagree.
“My favorite part of Moore is how safe I feel and the ease of which I can live my life,” Ebrey said. “My children attend school with families I’ve known for 40 plus years and I am never worried about the care and education they receive. I basically have everything I need or want within a 3-minute drive time from my home.”
Other cities rounding out the top 10 are Rowlett, Texas at No. 1, followed by Idaho Fall, Idaho; Cedar Park, Texas; Noblesville, Ind.; Hendersonville, Tenn., Mansfield, Texas; North Port, Fla., and Bartlett, Tenn.
Ebrey said Moore deserves the top 10 ranking.
“I can’t imagine what could ever entice me to leave. We are genuine and sincere, as a community and as a city government,” Ebrey said.