The 10 Best Places to Live

Every year various magazines put out their lists of the best places to live. Here is Kiplingers’s version for 2008.

Where are the best cities in the country to live, work, and play? Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine did its best to answer that question in its 2008 Best Cities report.

Kiplinger says it looked for strong economies and abundant jobs, a reasonable cost of living, and lots of fun things to do.

Kevin Stolarick, research director at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity, worked with the magazine to make the top 10 selections. “Our formula highlights cities not just with strong past performance, but also with all the ingredients for future success,” he says.

Here are the cities selected:

Houston
Raleigh, N.C.
Omaha, Neb.
Boise, Idaho
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Austin, Texas
Fayetteville, Ark.
Sacramento, Calif.
Des Moines, Iowa
Provo, Utah

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