Does your city rank?

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Registered: 10-18-2003
Does your city rank?
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Thu, 04-01-2004 - 4:59pm

http://www.relocate-america.com/townvote.htm


List of the Top 100 places to live in America.


How we select a community to make the TOP 100:

1. The community gets nominated by a current or past resident, or other individuals familiar with the community’s benefits. The nomination includes a brief description explaining what makes the community a special place to live and is submitted to and reviewed by Relocate-America’s editorial team.

2. The nominated towns are compared against education, crime, employment & housing data for the past year.

3. The final excepted nominations are then compared based on the number of votes and inquiries they received over the previous year and the TOP 100 is then selected.

From the TOP 100 we then select the TOP 10 communities receiving the most nominations and rank them accordingly. The remaining 90 are compiled alphabetically to equally recognize those top communities on the list. Each year- thousands of communities across the U.S. are nominated and considered for the list.


THE TOP 10 (*hollie's note* two of these are within an hour of me!)
1. Venice, FL
2. Paragould, AR
3. Edmond, OK
4. Bonita Springs, FL
5. Asheville, NC
6. Colorado Springs, CO
7. Bartlesville, OK
8. Carlsbad, NM
9. Huntington Woods, MI
10. Madison, WI


OKC, OK is on the list too. As is Sierra Vista, AZ where I used to live.


See, living rural/non-metro is GOOD! lol

Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color.  Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Thu, 04-01-2004 - 5:41pm
Nope, but my parents live in one those cities. Do you think I can use that to convince them to be my permanent babysitters? :-)
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 04-01-2004 - 5:43pm
Ashville, NC is about two hours west of me. I have been there, and loooove it. it is in the mountains with little shops, and the college is also there. very cozy town. many retirees move there.
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 04-01-2004 - 5:49pm

Although my town wasn't on the list, three KS towns were in the top 100.

Virgo
 
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Registered: 12-12-2002
Thu, 04-01-2004 - 6:48pm

The problem with both Edmond and Bartlesville is that they are BOTH what I would call "snob towns".

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 10-18-2003
Thu, 04-01-2004 - 7:42pm
But when they evaluate education in those cities, they don't just consider the public schools. They consider the quality of "available education" and whether or not citizens have choices. If a city had GREAT public schools, but no private, religious, charter or home schools, it would rate fairly poorly.

Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color.  Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Thu, 04-01-2004 - 11:59pm
Something's wrong with that list - there are no Cali towns... :) :)

Mondo

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Registered: 08-12-2003
Fri, 04-02-2004 - 5:30am
Washington IS rank.