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Five of America’s best cities for those with a disability are in Arizona

(John Dixon/The News-Gazette via AP)

PHOENIX — Arizona is home to several of the nation’s best cities for those with a disability, a study released Tuesday said.

WalletHub, a financial website, ranked five Arizona cities — Scottsdale, Gilbert, Peoria, Chandler and Tempe — in the top 15 of a nationwide look at the most disability-friendly cities.

Scottsdale was ranked second on the list. According to WalletHub, it has the second-lowest unemployment rate among disabled people in the country.

The city also did relatively well when it came to the site’s quality of life — a score comprising the number of disabled people in a given area, wheelchair-accessibility and graduation rates, among other things — and health care rankings.

Gilbert came in at No. 4 on the overall rankings. Like Scottsdale, Gilbert also has one of the lowest unemployment rates among disabled people in the country and fared relatively well in the quality of life and health care rankings.

Peoria, which was just behind Gilbert at No. 5, likewise has a low unemployment rate and a decent quality of life and health care for disabled people.

Chandler finished 10th on the list, while Tempe came in at No. 11.

Phoenix made the list, albeit a bit lower. It came in at No. 29.

Two other Phoenix suburbs, Glendale and Mesa, were ranked 36th and 40th.

Outside of the Phoenix area, the next highest Arizona city on the list was Tucson at No. 64.

The top-ranked city overall was Overland Park, Kansas.

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