My city – Madison, WI – and our surrounding communities always rank high in a multitude of living, social and cultural assessments out there.
More in today … Middleton, one of our “suburbs” is Money Magazine‘s “Best place to live” in 2007.
This small town in the shadow of Madison has its own reason to boast.
Money magazine announced Monday that Middleton is the “Best Place to Live” in America for 2007, citing its tight-knit community and proximity to the cultural and economic benefits of Madison. That city, the state capital and roughly 14 times larger than Middleton, was named by Money as the best place to live in the country in 1996 and the best mid-sized city in the Midwest in 1998.
Money’s focus this year in its annual best places to live issue looked at 2,876 places with populations between 7,500 and 50,000.
With a population just over 17,000, Middleton was praised by Money for its small-town charm, booming economy and extensive parks and bike trails. Many of its residents commute the seven miles to Madison for work, but enjoy the amenities that a smaller town brings, Money said.
And I also just found this from ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt declaring Madison the best college sports town (AUDIO) (via Dane 101 and The Critical Badger). Just like Sports Illustrated On Campus did a few years ago.
Seriously … you all need to move here. 🙂