Photo: Fredrik Larsson Photography
A good place to live offers their inhabitants the pleasant feeling of being at the right place. Places like that will gather ideas, people, organizations and resources, and that will give people living and working there opportunities to grow.
A place that attracts people will have the means to solve the common challenges every community got, like child care, housing, services, mobility and safety issues.
Characteristics like this are more commonly known as quality of life, and Umeå tops Europe´s Social Progress index.
Umeå is a popular place because the city gives their inhabitants a broad range of opportunities for their education, career and spare time – and the time and freedom to choose for themselves.