Wichita named best city for throwing a backyard pool party

Wichita named best city for throwing a backyard pool party

Wichita, KS – Upgraded Points recently showcased the results of its newest data study that reveals the best and worst U.S. cities to hold a poolside gathering. The study includes major deciding factors like real estate, cost, and the weather, but also broke down other mitigators including cities with the most pools, sunscreen needs, as well as the average cost of beer, snacks, and much more. Upgraded Points is a trusted travel company that often provides studies of seasonal and special interest to both its customers and general travelers.
"Pool parties are one of our favorite summertime activities and a great reason to invite the friends and family over for some fun in the sun," said Alex Miller, Founder of Upgraded Points. "But some places are just better for this kind of event than others. So we dug into the facts and created a list of some fantastic places to cook on the grill, drink a few strawberry daiquiris, and go for a swim. If you live here, you have it made. And while we expected certain cities to easily make it on this best/worst list – a few entries were a bit surprising."

Analysis Methodology

Upgraded Points ranked the 100 most populous U.S. cities based on factors that would be important for a successful pool party ­– real estate location, party cost, and good weather – while also factoring in the number of homes for sale with pools (per 100,000 people), average lawn size, community well-being ratings, percentage of people who use sunscreen, costs of typical food and drinks consumed at such parties, along with average temperatures, etc. Based on these factors and more, the study determined an individual score for each city then added totals together to give each city a score from 0 to 100. A higher score indicates that a city is better suited to throw a backyard pool party.

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