City Services Satisfaction Survey 2012 City Services Satisfaction Survey - Page 85

The quality of life in neighborhoods received a reduced excellent rating of 36.3% in FY 2011 to 25% in FY 2012. Similar to the overall rating for quality of life, the quality of life in neighborhoods also received an increased fair rating from 19.3% in FY 2011 to 25.3% in FY 2012. Quality of Life - Neighborhoods 100 2.4 4.6 4 90 15.5 13.1 16.6 4.8 3.5 2 19 19.3 18.3 6.6 80 25.3 70 60 50.8 51.2 50 51 46.9 42.5 49.1 43 40 30 20 10 36.3 31.3 31.1 28.3 30 28.3 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2010 25 0 Excellent Good Fair FY 2011 FY 2012 Poor When residents were asked why they live in Arlington, the top reasons were location, convenience, and affordable housing and property taxes. The bottom reasons were city services, entertainment opportunities, and the friendliness of residents. Why Live in Arlington Location 53.2 Convenience 42.1 Affordable Housing/Taxes 35.7 Quality of Life 24.4 Schools 22.7 Grew Up Here 21.9 Parks/Rec Programs 15.8 Quality/Variety of Housing 14.9 Friendliness of Residents 12.7 Entertainment Opps 12.5 City Services 10.2 0 20 40 60 Percent 4 80 100