Burlington Ranked #2 Among America's 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger's Personal Finance


July 25, 2013

City of Burlington Contact: 
Mike Kanarick

Kiplinger’s Contact:
Jessica Weeg
646.695.7043 (office)
513.238.6530 (cell)

Burlington Ranked #2 Among America’s 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Rankings Place Value on Livability in Small and Mid-Size Cities

Burlington, VT – Burlington has been named #2 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 10 Great Places to Live for 2013.  The rankings place an emphasis on small and mid-size cities, considering metro areas with a population of one million or less that have good jobs, reasonably priced homes, decent schools, and access to great health care.  The rankings will appear in Kiplinger’s September 2013 issue—on newsstands August 6, 2013—and are available online now.

“Today’s welcome review by the trusted publication Kiplinger's announces to business and finance readers what Vermonters already know – Burlington is a remarkable place to live and visit,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger.  “It is gratifying to see the leaders of our magnet schools, the Church Street Marketplace, our institutions, and our dynamic and growing creative economy sector receive such well-deserved national recognition.”

“Each year we take a look at America’s cities and choose those that stand out in a particular category—say, for raising a family, starting out after college or enjoying retirement,” says Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. “The cities in this year’s rankings have a manageable size combined with a wide range of benefits that allow residents to enjoy a convenient and comfortable lifestyle.”

Kiplinger’s 2013 “10 Great Places to Live” are:

  1. Little Rock, Arkansas
  2. Burlington, Vermont
  3. Bryan-College Station, Texas
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  5. Columbia, South Carolina
  6. Billings, Montana
  7. Morgantown, West Virginia
  8. Ithaca, New York
  9. Anchorage, Alaska
  10. Dubuque, Iowa

Website visitors will find special features, including a tool to find your best city, a slide show of the 10 Great Places to Live—including picks of what the locals love—and a tool to see how your city stacks up against Kiplinger’s picks. In addition, the ranking will be listed with Kiplinger’s other city rankings in the Best Cities, States & Places special report available at Join the online conversation by using the #KipCities hashtag.

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