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.
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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