1 . Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto has mild weather, a thriving economy, great cultural and natural amenities, along with two wonderful down town areas.

2 . Boulder, Colorado

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Boulder's outdoor activities and sights are unlike any other, like the Rocky Mountain foothills, the Flatirons, and their amazing biking and hiking trails.

3 . Berkeley, California

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Berkeley is focusing on local businesses and culture as the home to the popular University of California campus. It has reinvested in a livable and energetic downtown area.

4 . Durham, North Carolina

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Durham embraced its roots and has recreated itself as a research and technology hub.

5 . Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison makes many Top 10 lists as one of the best college towns in the U.S.

6 . Miami Beach, Florida

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Miami Beach has a lot to offer in its 7-mile beach front area, like museums, art deco buildings, shopping and cuisine.

7 . Rochester, Minnesota

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Recently, the population here has grown, adding younger residents. This has perked up the downtown area, creating a more livable space for residents and visitors to enjoy.

8 . Salt Lake City, Utah

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This city's beautiful setting, strong community and emphasis on family living make it a great place to live and work.

9 . Eugene, Oregon

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Eugene has a year-round climate that makes outdoor recreation perfect through all four temperate seasons.

10 . Reno, Nevada

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For residents, the quick commutes, natural amenities, culture and casinos make Reno a wonderful place to live.

11 . Rockville, Massachusetts

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The public sector surrounding this city keeps the economy in balance, while attracting skilled, well-to-do residents who prefer small-town life, while working in bigger cities in the area.

12 . Boise, Idaho

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This is an outdoor lover's dream, in the  “City of Trees,” with the Rocky Mountains so close.

13 . Bellevue, Washington

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Bellevue is home to nationally recognized schools and arts and farm festivals that are fun for everyone, while being educational.

14 . Ann Arbor, Michigan

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This is your quintessential Big Ten college town with all the school pride, but that's not all Ann Arbor has to offer. It is a growing metropolitan area with great schools, culture, amenities, and medical facilities.

15 . Salem, Oregon

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A great area for growing families, another great feature is that Salem is only an hour from the Cascade mountains, with coastal beaches on its west, and Portland to the north.

16 . Santa Clara, California

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A major plus of Santa Clara is its draw to the world's most innovative thinkers because of all the creative energy and well-paid tech careers of the Silicon Valley,

17 . Provo, Utah

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Provo offers a diverse arts and culture scene, with excellent shopping and dining in the wonderful downtown area.

18 . Overland Park, Kansas

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Overland Park offers an ideal balance between residential, office, and retail. With great school systems, amenities, and civic pride, Overland is continuing to grow.

19 . Greensboro, North Carolina

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Greensboro is a city with excellent schools and a plethora of higher education options, with award-winning hospitals and a downtown that is picking up.

20 . Tampa, Florida

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Tampa has natural attractions, like its location and constant warm weather, but it's also a great area because it attracts less tourist than close areas like Orlando and Miami.

21 . Pasadena, California

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Pasadena offers natural scenic beauty, a vibrant cultural and academic environment, and lively nightlife in an architecturally rich setting.

22 . Alhambra, California

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Alhambra boasts creative leadership and quality services, ensuring desirable neighborhoods and a supportive business environment for its residents.

23 . Bozeman, Montana

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Bozeman has a thriving downtown, where you can breathe in the fresh mountain air, and enjoy all the amenities they have to offer.

24 . White Plains, New York

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White Plains has a winning combination of urban and suburban amenities. This city provides a wide variety of recreation programs, quality parks and recreational facilities, and special events celebrations.

25 . Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Ft. Lauderdale suggests it is the "Venice of America, where it is the ideal place to live, to visit and to relocate a business.