From: bizjournals - July 21, 2008 by G. Scott Thomas
Bozeman, Montana Ranked #2 Dream Town in America...AGAIN!
Bozeman, Montana Dream Town #1 in 2006 - Best Quality of Life
Helena, Montana Ranked #5
America may be a metropolitan nation, but most of us don't seem very happy about it.
A total of 252 million people -- 83.5 percent of all Americans -- live in metropolitan areas. That includes 164 million in the 51 biggest metros, the ones with populations above 1 million.
Yet a substantial number of these residents of big cities and inner-ring suburbs don't have their hearts in it. They would prefer to live on the suburban fringe or in small-town America, as repeatedly shown by surveys during the past decade.
Here are the top five small towns:
1. Torrington, Conn.
2. Bozeman, Mont.
3. Lexington Park, Md.
4. Lebanon, N.H.-Vt.
5. Helena, Mont.
giving you the advantage...®