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Money Magazine: Best Places To Live – HERE is #1

Money Magazine just revealed Money Magazine: Best Places to Live.  It’s a strange list for 2009. Tops is…drumroll…Louisville, CO. Um…ok. Warren, NJ is #6! Great! Whatever you say. I thought #1 was Brooklyn.



What is the point of these top 10 lists? Do they serve any other purpose than to decrease contentment with where we are? You are here. Welcome to your life. Hope you feel at home.

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posted July 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I appreciate the above image because I’m currently working on a nonprofit ad campaign that plays off of “you are here”. I like seeing it in a mindful (and ongoing-ly true) light.

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posted July 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Contentment with where you are applies to everywhere except the place I was born. :)

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posted July 13, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Our firm, just released the top 60 hot spots for the next generation so I have a different perspective on lists.
I think some people have both the time, energy and the means to move if they are not already satisfied with their current choice of city residence. Jobs and love also take us to new cities. We’d like to think that “our” city is a good choice or a cool place to live.
When cities consistently make these lists one begins to wonder what the secret sauce is for that city. So it may cause deeper questioning or thoughts about where we live or why one city makes the list and another doesn’t. Hopefully lists spur dialogue, questions and curiosity.
No list is helpful without kicking the tires.

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posted July 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

The shirt should say “Here is nowhere”

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posted August 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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posted August 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm

So it is not moving or staying that is the problem, but discontent?
Like all animals, some locations are better habitat and lead to health. It seems wise to chose a place that promotes health and happiness. Yet, family and building one’s own community has merit too.
Whether choosing food, partners or cities, there is not mistake in choosing wisely.

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