Solna voted best place to live in Sweden

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Solna voted best place to live in Sweden

Solna, a suburb just north of Stockholm, is the best place to live in Sweden, according to a new ranking published on Friday by Swedish news magazine Fokus.


In this year's ranking, Greater Stockholm was blessed with four suburbs inside the country's top five spots. Nacka came in second, Lidingö third, and Danderyd fifth. Lund in the nation's south made the fourth place.

Solna, meanwhile, rocketed to first place despite a lowly 22nd in last year's ranking. The suburb, Sweden's third smallest in terms of geographic size, boasts the new Friends Arena, as well as three of Sweden's royal palaces.

Solna was voted as the best to be young in, and the second best to have a family.

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Fokus magazine has published the list annually for the past eight years, ranking all of Sweden's 290 Swedish municipalities based on factors ranging from unemployment to teacher-pupil ratios, property prices, number of people on benefits, and tax rates.

Last's year's top place to live, Habo, inexplicably plummeted to 66th this year, despite also topping the list in 2010.

As for Sweden's other major cities, Stockholm came in at number 7, Uppsala at 24, and Gothenburg soared 100 places from last year to 107th.

On the other end of the scale, Flen, Perstorp, and Grums were ranked as the worst municipalities to live.

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