MovieMaker Magazine ranks the 25 best cities in the U.S. to ride it out as an indie filmmaker in the Winter 2009 edition of the publication. Weighing in a slew of factors, including cost of living, unemployment rate, median salary and home values, Boston ranks No. 6 on the list.
After months of research, interviews and calculations which fluctuated because of the current economic climate, Boston's growing list of films currently in production were taken into account as well as the state's financial incentives. Also, extra credit was given to cities that dared to challenge the status quo--like special "green" efforts.
According to the magazine, some were usual suspects like Austin, Texas but a few were surprises like Milwaukee, WI and Stamford, CT.
Here's MovieMaker Magazine's top 10 "Best Places to Live in 2009":
1. Chicago, IL
2. Atlanta, GA
3. New York, NY
4. Shreveport, LA
5. Albuquerque, NM
6. Boston, MA
7. Stamford, CT
8. Memphis, TN
9. Milwaukee, WI
10. Austin, TX
Click here for the complete list.