BROOKINGS – Brookings residents have chosen to live in one of the best small towns in the entire nation. That’s according to Livability.com, which has named Brookings one of its Top 10 Small Towns 2013. Brookings comes in at No. 5 on the list.
The national website ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities. For this installment of the Livability.com list of America’s top small towns, editors say they narrowed their search to micropolitan areas, steering clear of big-city suburbs and communities considered part of a larger metropolitan region.
Editors also considered population and economic growth rates; cities chosen feature amenities that are attracting new residents and businesses. “Brookings was chosen for its unique cultural assets, abundance of natural resources and beauty and residents who are passionate about preserving the character of the community,” the website reports.
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