Louisville makes Money's top-five list
"Money Magazine named Louisville the third-best place to live in the United States on Monday, the second time since 2005 the city has made the top-five list.
The magazine, which compiles an annual list of the top 100 places to live in the
country, cited Louisville's outdoor life as a primary reason for its
ranking. The magazine also pointed out the 26-mile wooded biking and running
path that winds through much of the city, as well as the annual Downtown Street
Faire — an event with concerts, craft booths and food on summer Friday
nights. City Councilman Bob Muckle said he's proud that Louisville is known
as a "livable" community. "It's nice that they've recognized us again. It
confirmed what residents of Louisville already know: It's a great place to live,"
he said. "You get the small-town feel in that you know your neighbors and the
community events, but it still has nice amenities. It remains a small, distinct
It had a fifth-place ranking in the magazine's 2005 issue rating great American towns, but it failed to make the 2006 list because that year's rankings compared places with populations of at least 50,000. The 2005 and 2007 editions profiled communities of 14,000 to 50,000. Boulder wasn't considered because its population is more than double the 50,000-resident limit of the 2007 list."
Laura-Claire Corson, Camera Staff Writer Tuesday, July 17, 2007