Evansville voted best place to live

Published: Aug. 15, 2008 at 12:59 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2008 at 12:11 PM CDT
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Posted by Amanda Lents

The people have spoken and they say Evansville is the best place to live in the country.

In July, Kiplinger's magazine published its list of the 10 best cities. The magazine then invited its readers to nominate and vote for their favorite city.

Evansville blew away the competition this year with more than 2,200 votes.

The second place city, Green Bay, Wisconsin, only had 1,300 votes.

As a result, Evansville is being highlighted Friday in a profile on http://www.kiplinger.com/. There is a video tour of the city as well.

This is not the first time Evansville has been recognized by Kiplinger's. The city landed on the magazine's "50 Smartest Places to Live" list in 2006.

In order to compile the 2006 list, Kiplinger's asked its readers what was most important to them when choosing a place to live.

Among the most popular reasons were affordable housing, cost of living, quality of life, education, quality health care, transportation and cultural amenities.

Kiplinger's cited Evansville's attractiveness to families as one of the biggest reasons it made the list.