I was born and raised in the city of Detroit. And though I love my city and have been in many arguments where I defend it – let’s face it, it is not one of the best places to live. Especially if you are raising a family, have children in school or want some peace and quiet. Now even though I love my city, I am always curious about what makes a city an ideal place to move.
Low and behold, as I’m munching on my lunch yesterday, I see a headline on the Yahoo frontpage that reads, "America’s best places to live”. Now the article itself is pretty long, but it is worth a read as it lists 10 small cities that are ideal locations for families.
Check out some of these towns:
- Plymouth, Minnesota
- Fort Collins, Colorado
- Naperville, Illinois
- Irvine, California
- Franklin Township, New Jersey
- Norman, Oklahoma
- Round Rock, Texas
- Columbia/Ellicott City, Maryland
- Overland Park, Kansas
- Fishers, Indiana
The article shows why these towns are the DIFFerence. Each of them have seen economic development over the past few years, they have a great sense of community, good schooling and most importantly they are all within approximately 30 miles of a major metropolitan city.
So what other cities do you think should be on this list?