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Midwest & West is Best according to Livability’s Top 100 Places to Live

It’s here, the latest ranking of the top places to live in the U.S. according to Livability. Both the Midwest and west received high marks (and a top 5 ranking) on this most recent list of the 100 best small to mid-sized cities in the country.

California dreaming

Culture, restaurants, recreation and sunshine helped California cities rank in the top 10 with Santa Clara coming in at #7 and Berkeley just missing the top 5 at #6.  Palo Alto came in at #5 thanks to its ultra high-speed Internet access, educational system and politically-minded population, where the average price of a home is a mere $1 million.

From west to midwest

Beating out Boulder, Colorado (which came in at #3) is Rochester, Minnesota where creativity thrives along with a healthy economy and affordable living as the average cost of a home is $165,300. In the coveted #1 spot is Chicago’s neighbor Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to being the state’s capitol, this happening college town offers lots to see and do, plus excellent healthcare and a hip atmosphere where the average price of a home is $217,500.

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