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Apr 27, 2012 5:15AM

Did you people not see the title of the article? It said towns from "the WEST", that might be why some of your Eastern united states citites are not on this particular list.

Oct 15, 2011 9:54PM
what about Omaha?. its a beautiful city to leave in.though its still  growing. i love this place
Sep 19, 2010 6:20PM
DC is a great city to live in. The suburbs in Maryland and Virginia are full of educated, ambitious twenty-somethings. And, with all of those young people around, there are plenty of options for nightlife. The only downfalls: home prices and traffic.
Sep 19, 2010 6:20PM
I love Burlington, Vt. I live two hours away and go there frequently to visit my daughter and her family. It is very cultural. The people are friendly and warm. They are also most family, friend and neighbor oriented. The friends and neighbors my daughter's family have are always helping each other out! The shopping and restaurants are outstanding! - Especially for a smaller city. I also go to Burlington because it has wonderful Doctors and Medical facilities. Burlington is beautiful and works to acccomodate people trying to start new business.
Sep 19, 2010 6:11PM
Fort worth should definitely be on list of the best! It's the 17th largest city in the whole U.S., with a population of almost 750,000 in the city proper, and well over 2,000,000 in the greater fort worth metro area. It's one of the fastest-growing major cities in the nation. Business friendly, good traffic flow, great downtown and skyline. World- renown peformance hall, opera, symphony, and ballet. World-class museums in one of the nation's largest cultural centers.
Sep 19, 2010 6:10PM
Boulder, Colorado. What a joke. Freakville USA. They have driven all growth out, stifled all developement, a city run by nut cases. Just where do you get your information?
Sep 19, 2010 6:08PM
As a 30-year resident of Austin, I can tell you that while Austin may be a nice place compared to LA now, it is definitely becoming a city that will be difficult to distinguish from any other large city in the nation. Of course, the more often that a city is voted a "best" or "good" or #1-5, the less likely it is that it will remain a nice place to live.
Sep 19, 2010 6:03PM
Des Moines article forgot to mention its suburb to the North is Ames, Iowa with Iowa State University. Research park has many high tech inventions fostered by the University, the Dept of Energy, and the USDA and Animal Disease Labs. Both electronic and bio-tech invention florish at the growing research park. Also, ISU professors and upper graduates alos invented the first computer and the University has the patent on the first fax machine.
Sep 19, 2010 6:02PM
 We relocated to Topeka from Seattle, WA more than 6 years ago. It is a beautiful, thriving Capital City nestled in the heart of the nation. I believe Topeka is one of our country's best kept secrets. We have incredible private and public schools, a nationally recognized university, beautiful historic structures and homes, very "progressive" city leadership, impressive cultural/arts opportunities, and some of the nicest people in the world. The weather is great in all seasons and the cost of living is far below most cities on the list. Finally, crime is NOT as the earlier blogger stated. PLEASE!!!! I just don't know where people get this stuff. Our family chose to relocate to Topeka for all the reasons and more. I believe Kiplingers made an extremely wise choice. Come visit Topeka and see first hand. Janlyn Nesbett-Tucker, CEO, Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
Sep 19, 2010 5:57PM
Two cities I can think of not on the list but maybe ones to think of are 1) Huntington, Alabama- you're thinking Alabama? what a country back water state, but actually alot of government contractors have moved down there and employment is booming there, I should know, Im a recruiter for the government. so thats one to look at. Another city to look at is Charlotte, NC alot of New Yorkers are moving down there one cause Finance jobs, but another cause cost of living is alot cheaper there. It is growing so rapidly I wouldnt doubt if one day it gets more populated than Atlanta.
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