Our approach this year to picking the ten best cities in which to live and work was simple: Look for places with strong economies and abundant jobs, then demand reasonable living costs and plenty of fun things to do. When we ran the numbers, some of the names that popped up made us do a double take at first. So we hit the road to meet movers, shakers and regular folks, experience the ambience and take in the sights.So what cities did they come up with? GOP Rock points out that, interestingly enough, eight of the ten are in Red states; one in a Purple state (Iowa), and one in a Blue state (CA). The cities were:
5. Colorado Springs
7. Fayetteville, NC
9. Des Moines
Surprisingly, I have visited six of the ten cities. My favorites on the list are Austin (home of one of my sisters) and # 1 favorite is Colorado Springs.
H/T GOP Rock