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Report: AZ ranks high in livability for disabled

Posted at 9:12 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 12:12:42-04

Living with a disability isn't easy and many factors have to be considered when choosing a place to live.

According to a report by Wallet Hub, Arizona is one of the better states to live in. In fact, eight Arizona cities and towns were ranked in the top 100 when it comes to accessibility, healthcare, affordability and jobs.

Overall, Scottsdale ranked highest at #2, only to be one-upped by Overland Park, Kansas.

Peoria ranked third and Gilbert ranked eighth. Chandler, (14), Mesa (Tied for 39th with Kansas City), Phoenix (65), Tucson (72) and Tempe (78) also made the top 100.

Source: WalletHub

The report looked at housing affordability, cost of living, unemployment rate for people with disabilities and wheelchair accessibility, among other factors, in determining the rankings.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and stats show the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is double than those without one. 

The purpose of the listing, according to the report, is to help those with disabilities find a place to live that will meet their needs. View the full report here.