CNNMoney Ranks Auburn a "Best Place to Live"
August 20, 2012
NNMoney.com has has named Auburn one of the top 100 "Best Places to Live" for 2012. Auburn is the only Alabama community to make the list, which focuses on "America's Best Small Cities." Auburn is also ranked 14th for the shortest commute in a breakdown of quality of life elements. The article calls Auburn a "serious college town," with a downtown area that exudes "a surprising amount of variety and vibrancy."
Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. said "We're proud of this recognition of Auburn as a great place to live. We're passionate about our home here in Auburn, and we'll continue to work hard to make sure that Auburn continues to be one of the best places to live in the U.S."
Previous national recognitions for Auburn have included U.S. News & World Report's 2009 list of the "Top 10 Best Placed to Live in the U.S." Earlier this year,Forbes.com ranked Auburn as 17th on its list of “Best Small Places for Cities and Careers,” and newgeography.com ranked Auburn as 64th on its list of “Best Cities for Job Growth.”
CNNMoney.com is the world’s largest business website and is the home ofFortune and Money magazines. The full article is available atwww.CNNMoney.com and is linked in the online version of this press release atwww.auburnalabama.org.