Sunday, April 29, 2007

Ithaca is now Third in the Nation for the best place to live:

Howell, Mich., April 18, 2007 --, a website that provides relocating consumers access to resources for their upcoming relocation has released its annual list of “America's Top 100 Places to Live for 2007.”

“We received nominations for thousands of great communities across the country, all vying to be part of the annual list,” said Steve Nickerson, president and CEO. “This year’s main nomination and selection process factors ranged from education to environmentally friendly communities as well as economic and housing considerations.”

In order to make the list a community must first be nominated by someone familiar with the community’s benefits. Relocate-America’s editorial team reviews the nominations for compelling reasons that make the community a top place to live. Such descriptions often include references to a community’s:

People and neighborhoods•
Beauty of area•
Activities •
Economic health•
Environmental health.

For verification and ranking, the towns are also reviewed for education, crime, employment and housing data for the past year.

From the Top 100, the Top 10 communities are ranked and the remaining 90 are compiled alphabetically to recognize the other communities on the list. The Top 10 communities from

“America's Top 100 Places to Live in 2007” are:

1. Asheville, NC

2. Traverse City, MI

3.Ithaca, NY

4.Chicago, IL

5.Cary, NC

6. Portland, ME

7. San Francisco, CA

8. Stevens Point, WI

9. O'Fallon, MO

10. Spencer, IA

The complete Top 100 List, compiled annually since 1998, can be viewed at

Nominating a town can be done by anyone by visiting and completing the questionnaire. Relocate-America is owned HomeRoute. HomeRoute is a member of NAR, & the Michigan & Livingston Association of REALTORS®, About HomeRoute:HomeRoute’s corporate office is located in Howell, Michigan and has been providing consumers with the help they need to make wise decisions regarding relocation since 1997. Through its nationwide network of REALTOR® partners HomeRoute helps serve 250,000 real estate consumers each year.

For additional information on HomeRoute, please visit

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