Money Magazine has ranked the town of Clarkstown as one of the 50 Best Places to Live in the nation. Clarkstown ranked number 49 and was one of only two towns in New York to make the list, with Plainview out on Long Island coming in at 47. The list was restricted to cities and towns that have populations between 25,000 and 500,000 and were ranked based on various stats including economic opportunity, cost of living, housing affordability, arts and leisure options, safety, and more. Clarkstown finished behind Mission Viejo, California which ranked 48th, but ahead of the last one on the list: Paramus, New Jersey. Number one on the list? Chanhassen, Minnesota.