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Milton scores high on quality of life survey

Milton residents give their community high marks on governance and the quality of life, and practical matters like shopping and jobs score well, but they have mixed responses on such matter as transportation.

These are among the findings of recently completed Community Livability Report of the National Citizen Survey.

“Almost all survey respondents rated the overall quality of Milton and the City as a place to live as excellent or good,” the report says. “Ratings for features that enhance quality of life, such as the overall image and appearance of the city and respondents’ neighborhoods, received high marks from more than 9 in 10 residents.”

However, the report says, “many residents have a harder time getting around Milton. Overall ease of travel was rated positively by about 6 in 10 residents, but fewer than 4 in 10 rated ease of walking, availability of paths and walking trails and travel by bicycle as excellent or good.”

Community engagement is mixed. Nine out of 10 respondents say they talk with their neighbors, and half are involved in religious or spiritual activities, but just one-third volunteer or attend local public meetings.

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