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The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities

By Kevin Heubusch
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Book Details
  • Author: Kevin Heubusch
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Brand: Prometheus Books
  • Published: 1997-11-01
The first guide set the standard for evaluating the nation's small cities! Armed with the newest data from the most recent census, this new volume will be the guide for those seeking to get away and have it all.

What is the best small city in America? Where are the best jobs available? The best schools? The lowest crime rate? The best entertainment? The 1990 publication of the Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities answered these questions and the public response was overwhelming. The demand for this important guide has been high ever since. Providing the most accurate information available on more than 193 U.S. "micropolitan" areas cities with 15,000 to 50,000 residents and their surrounding territories this book serves as a societal map, a thorough report card of the communities that now rank among the best, and worst, small cities. Which communities remain among the most attractive areas to relocate? Which have lost their "small city" status? What new "micros" have stepped in to the mix?

Following the format of its popular predecessor, The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities is completely updated and revised with the latest information. Each community is graded on its performance in clearly defined classifications, including climate/environment, diversions, economics, education, sophistication, health care, housing, public safety, transportation, and more.

The author, a self-described "data hound and list maker," also looks at national averages and some of the large trends that have affected regions since the original guide was published, like migrations and uneven economic recoveries, singling out the fastest-growing "micros." This unique book, brimming with information and entertaining facts, is your guide to America's small communities.

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