Rome Mayor Joe Fusco says there is a lot going in the Copper City and wasn't really all that surprised about a recent study that ranked Rome the third best place to live in New York.

The study from looked at several criteria including the odds of being a victim of a crime (1 in 736), average commute time (17.5 minutes) and average income ($44, 220).

The web site included a this brief summarizing some of the advantage of living in Rome:

Rome is hidden away in the upstate region, just north of Utica and east of Syracuse. The nearby presence of the Adirondack Mountains and the many lakes, rivers and hills make Rome an outdoor lover's dream - but that's not the only reason people choose to live here. The city features academically competitive schools, affordable homes, a short average commute and one of the lowest violent crime rates in the state.

Fusco joined WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning on Tuesday to discuss the positive news: