(NRG)- Movoto Real Estate's blog has ranked Kearney as the eighth place to live in the Midwest. Leawood, Kansas grabbed the top spot with no other Nebraska communities appearing on their Top Ten list. Movoto's website says they use several different criteria to compile the list. All cities in the Midwest states with more than 30,000 residents are considered. They then rank those places according to amenities per capita, quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-to-teacher ratio), total crimes, tax rates, unemployment, commute time and weather. In their discussion of Kearney they write, "while Kearney was the smallest place in our top 10, and one of the tiniest on our entire list, it packed one serious punch in the stats department. The scores here were mostly in the top 50 percent, with a few standouts like the 49th lowest unemployment really keeping Kearney's ranking high. The weather here was also good, ranking 81st, and the taxes were lower than many others in our top 10, so enjoying the weather and your well-earned paycheck is a little easier in these parts. The real standout score here was the lowest average commute time on our entire list, at a measly 15 minutes. With that short of commute, it's even more tempting to stop at places like Barista's Daily Grind for a cup of coffee." The entire list is available online at movoto.com.