O’Fallon residents or would-be residents who are considering building the home of their dreams will find encouraging news in a report from GoodCall.com, a personal financial website. The report, “2017 Best Cities to Build a Forever Home,” found that O’Fallon offers one of the most affordable and amenable locations in the nation.

The website evaluated 468 cities across the U.S. against criteria that compared the cost of custom home building (30% of the score), the cost of living (20% of the score) and other factors. The top-scoring municipalities are “cities where building a custom home is affordable, as is the cost of living. The cities are generally great places to live with lower crime and unemployment rates, where residents tend to be more educated.”

Information sources included Sperling’s Bestplace, Houzz.com, FBI Crime Data, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Read the full report and methodology here: www.goodcall.com/data-center/2017-best-cities-build-forever-home/