Livability is a lifestyle website that concentrates on cities to determine what makes them great places to live. Every year they examine over 2,000 cities and pick the Best 100 cities to live in.

Livability compiles data and information by using a number of different methods and their editors and writers also travel the country talking to people in the communities they study and then add their information to the mix.

You can also find material on the best food cities, best college towns, best cities for families, and more. In fact, pick a category and you'll find the best town or city for it, from real estate prices to the best place to get a chocolate shake, they cover it all!

The top Minnesota cities on the list were:

  • Rochester, Minnesota - This beautiful Minnesota city came in number 3 out of all the cities they perused due to its scenery, arts scene, and dining possibilities among other reasons.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota - This city comes in 6th because of what Livability calls an "innovative economy that touches a breadth of industries from software to renewable energy". And also, because of all the fun, food, and festivities that make Minneapolis, a vibrant winner of a city.
  • Bloomington, Minnesota - Of course, the home of the "Mall of America" is known for shopping. But that is only one of the reasons this city is also on the Top 100 Best Cities to Live list. Great restaurants, employment possibilities and outdoor recreation were also cited as great reasons to live in Bloomington.

Sioux Falls was the only South Dakota city that cracked the top 100. These are just a few of the really nice things they had to say about Sioux Falls.

  • Small-town camaraderie with big-city amenities
  • Loads of opportunities for entrepreneurs
  • Strong job market
  • It's a huge draw for scientists due to EROS and other medical research programs located here
  • It's a great place for remote workers
  • No corporate, personal income, or property tax
  • Tons of things to do for free, from the Sculpture Walk and Arc of Dreams to our fantastic park system, museums, and more

Read the complete article at Livability.

Source: Livability

Sioux Falls: Then and Now

The City of Sioux Falls has changed dramatically over the past several years. Some of the streets, landscapes, and neighborhoods look vastly different than just 10-15 years ago.

Here's a look at Sioux Falls, then-and-now. See if you can recognize some of these old buildings, businesses, and city streets.

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