Mishawaka First Runner-Up in Indiana Businessweek's Annual Ranking of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids

Mayor Jeff Rea announced today that the City of Mishawaka was ranked second in the State of Indiana by Business Week Magazine in their annual ranking of the best places to raise your kids. Mishawaka was runner-up to Fishers, and just ahead of Carmel.

According to businessweek.com, the selections were limited to towns that had at least 45,000 residents and a median income between $40,000 and $125,000. Data used included school performance, number of schools, household expenditures, crime rates, air quality, job growth, family income, museums, parks, theaters, other amenities and diversity. Affordability, safety, and test scores were given the greatest weight.

Due to the snow over the weekend the Street Department has suspended leaf pick up until Wednesday November 25th to allow for some predicted warmer weather. If they are unable to resume this week, pick up will begin again the week of the 30th and complete as scheduled on December 4th.

Learn more about Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division's participation in the Tree Line USA program.