The City Of Suwanee has reaped more accolades for its efforts for livability.
According to a city news release, the city ranked No. 1 in four key areas in the 2012 National Citizens Survey.
In the 2012 survey, conducted in November, residents’ responses made Suwanee No. 1 in land use/planning and zoning; preservation of natural areas; city parks; and availability of affordable quality child care.
Residents’ ratings placed Suwanee among the top 10 performing communities in 32 of 117 questions -- 27 percent, the release added.
“This scientific, objective analysis allows us to measure citizen desires and our
performance,” Mayor Jimmy Burnette said in the release. “What we’re really pleased with is how we’ve stayed strong. Our numbers have stayed consistently high across the board and across time. It seems clear that residents, too, are pleased with our direction as a community.”
In the 2010 survey, Suwanee ranked No. 1 in two areas -- welcoming citizen input, and preservation of natural areas/open space.
Of 31 community characteristics for which comparisons are available, Suwanee residents rated the are above the national standard in 30 areas. Of 36 services rated, Suwanee scored above the benchmark in 33 areas.
More information about the survey is available on the city website.
Previously, the city was named one of America's top places to live, by Money Magazine, and as a leading place to raise children, by Kiplinger magazine.