LouisvilleKY among best places to live for those who love March Madness

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Philadelphia, Louisville and Los Angeles Lead the Field in Redfin report

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Philadelphia, Louisville and Los Angeles are the best U.S. cities to live in if you love March Madness, according to the latest report by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Redfin looked at factors that would make cities more fun and livable for March Madness fanatics, including number of times the city hosted the NCAA tournament, NCAA tournament appearances and final four runs by nearby schools, bars in the area and average home prices.

Cities with traditional powerhouses nearby, such as Philadelphia (Villanova Wildcats), Louisville (Louisville Cardinals), Lexington (Kentucky Wildcats) and Los Angeles (UCLA Bruins) all cracked the top 10. Affordable areas in the midwest with a lot of bars also did very well, with Milwaukee (Marquette Golden Eagles), Cincinnati (Cincinnati Bearcats), Indianapolis (Butler Bulldogs) and Dayton (Dayton Flyers) beating out the rest of the field. Syracuse (Syracuse Orange) and Arizona (Arizona Wildcats) rounded out the top 10 thanks to their rich basketball history and relative affordability compared to the rest of the tournament teams and cities.

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The 10 best cities for March Madness fans are:

1. Philadelphia (Villanova Wildcats)
2. Louisville (Louisville Cardinals)
3. Los Angeles (UCLA Bruins)
4. Milwaukee (Marquette Golden Eagles)
5. Cincinnati (Cincinnati Bearcats)
6. Dayton (Dayton Flyers)
7. Syracuse (Syracuse Orange)
8. Lexington (Kentucky Wildcats)
9. Indianapolis (Butler Bulldogs)
10. Tucson (Arizona Wildcats)

The full report can be found here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/2017/03/these-are-the-best-places-to-live-if-you-love-march-madness.html