Buffalo and Erie County landing on a couple of interesting surveys.
Lendingtree.com says there's no better place in the country than Buffalo to start over if you've had some financial difficulty. They looked at 8 different metrics in the nation's 50 largest metro areas.
US News and World Report has issued a county-by county look at the nation's healthiest communities.
Erie County didn't make the top 500 but there was some good news and bad news to take away from the data:
We live a little longer, smoke a little less and are 200% more likely to be insured than the national average here...
But while we spend 80% more per student here-- our graduation rates are 7 points below average.
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