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Old 07-16-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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For this year's list we focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community.

Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Hanover, N.H. (2) - Money Magazine
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: In God
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I don't think I would dream of living in either of these places.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: York
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OMG the median home prices are crazy! I got to #12 and the lowest I saw was 173k or round about that.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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All sound like suburban boredom to me.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:26 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I live in Louisville, CO (#3). It's not quite as idyllic as the article says, but it's a nice place to live. It is NOT suburban boredom. We have community theater; community concerts (though not every Friday night in the summer as the article says); a huge 4th of July festival where the city council cooks free hotdogs and brats; another huge Labor Day festival with the second biggest Labor Day parade in Colorado, a pet parade, craft booths, pie-baking contest which my DH entered one year; a Parade of Lights at Christmas time, an outdoor ice rink in the winter, and more! Can you tell I like it?
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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as i found out the hard way, extreme winters are a deal-breaker for me, not a "con"
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:50 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Which cities are you talking about? We don't have severe winters here.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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I dunno, just reading about the top 20 and I'm not tempted by any of them. Hard to judge though, since I haven't been there (other than #2).
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I'm familiar with all but 1 of the 8 towns in New Jersey listed. They're all "nice" but not spectacular, IMO. None of them are on the top of my list.

It is interesting to see how the so-called "winners" were spread geographically. Their google map helps show. Of the 100 "winners"

9 in California
8 in New Jersey
6 in Ohio
6 in Texas
5 in Maryland
5 in Massachusetts
5 in Connecticut
4 in Illinois
4 in Pennsylvania
4 in Washington
4 in Wisconsin
3 in Georgia
3 in Michigan
3 in Minnesota
3 in New York
3 in North Carolina
3 in Virginia
2 in Colorado
2 in Florida
2 in Mississippi
2 in New Hampshire
2 in Oregon
1 in Delaware
1 in Iowa
1 in Indiana
1 in Kansas
1 in Missouri
1 in Nebraska
1 in New Mexico
1 in Oklahoma
1 in Rhode Island
1 in South Carolina
1 in Tennessee
1 in Utah

If I didn't call your name, you're one of 15 states that didn't have any cities/towns/etc included on the list.

This list seemed to heavily favor the coasts and the upper Midwest.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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Originally Posted by pittnurse70 View Post
Which cities are you talking about? We don't have severe winters here.
the top two.
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