EDA President Rick Estenson lent me his copy of the August Money magazine. The cover story is titled the “100 Best Places to Live in America“.
Number one is Louisville, Co, number two is Chanhassan, MN, number three is Papillion, NE, number four is Middleton, WI, and number five is Milton, MA. (Hmmm, I used to wrestle against Milton in high school; we called them the rich kids.) There’s several Minnesota towns in the top 100. In fact, the upper Midwest is very well represented in the list.
I was interested in how they rated the towns. On page 77 of the paper copy, they’ve ranked them by grades of “A”, “B”, or “C” (nothing lower in the top 100) for five categories: “Jobs/Economy”, “Housing Affordability”, “Safety”, “Education”, and “Leisure/Arts”.
Check out the list and compare the towns that you know with Northfield. How do you think we stand up against the “top 100”?