November 20, 2009

Playful City USA communities get recognized

BusinessWeek just announced its 2010 list of Best Places to Raise Your Kids, and several Playful City USA communities were included! Congratulations to:
Dothan, Ala.
Tucson, Ariz.
Springdale, Ark.
Fishers, Ind.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lake Charles, La.

Cities were evaluated based on data collected on school performance, number of schools, household expenditures, crime rates, air quality, job growth, family income, museums, parks, theaters, other amenities and diversity. It should be noted that BusinessWeek limited their choices to one city per state, and the selections were limited to towns that have at least 45,000 residents and a median income of between $40,000 and $125,000.

Next year, they should include data on playfulness! We've got a good list of contenders in that arena.

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