Top US Places to Live

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From Albuquerque, New Mexico to

Upper St.Claire, Pennsylvania, US News and World Report has listed its top ten places to live in the United States for 2009. The list doesn’t provide a ranking of first through tenth, but lists these destinations in alphabetical order. If there is one thing in common for these cities and towns, it’s that they almost all have a major university located in town or nearby and great access to outdoor activities.


Following sun-drenched Albuquerque, home to the University of New Mexico, are Austin, Texas and Auburn, Alabama. Austin is known as the live-music capital of the US and is also home to the University of Texas. Auburn is also home to a major university, AuburnUniversity, around which much of work and living revolves in this northeast Alabama destination.


Boise, Idaho is a regular to lists of top places to live, with its combination of the great outdoors and high-tech jobs. Durham, North Carolina, home to Duke, is another university town and is located within the popular Research Triangle area of the state that encompasses Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. La Crosse, Wisconsin is home to the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and is a popular holiday area.


Loveland, Colorado is best known for its skiing and is not far from Fort Collins and RockyMountainNational Park. San Luis Obispo, California sits along the coast and is almost exactly halfway between Los Angles and San Francisco. St. Augustine, Florida is just 30 miles south of Jacksonville and is considered to be the oldest European-inhabited city in the country. Finally, Upper St. Clair is a suburb of Pittsburgh and is also close to many outdoors activities.


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