Small towns: Where to find the best quality of life

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    looking for quality of life? check out where its best

    ...the bizjournals study compares the performances of america's 577 micropolitan areas in 12 statistical categories. the 10 communities with the highest scores have been designated as "dreamtowns," indicating that they offer an outstanding quality of life. ...

    ...bizjournals' study was inspired by the heavy public interest in small-town life and business opportunities. more than 1.7 million people move from metropolitan areas to small cities or rural counties each year, according to u.s. census bureau research....
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  3. by   VickyRN
    Interesting they mention Kill Devil Hills, NC, as being in the top ten. This is not far from where I live; the place is breathtaking, but very crowded (during tourist season) and expensive. Property values are through the roof. It's a wonderful place to visit but I certainly wouldn't want to live there. The article fails to mention that Eastern NC can be a "hurricane ally," statistically second only to Florida. The NC Outer Banks are overgrown with beautiful condos, literally built on the sand