Auburn ranked in Top 100 Best Small Towns
Livability’s Top 100 Best Small Towns list includes six
No. 14 Arcata
No. 12 Los Alamitos
No. 34 Emeryville
The website, known for its community rankings in a variety of categories – from walkability to sustainability – crunched the numbers on more than 12,000 towns with populations between 1,000 and 20,000.
It analyzed more than 490 data points for each, ranging from demographics, real estate and health care to social and civic capital. Then it turned that data over to a leading global market research firm to come up with metrics showing
“The city is bordered by the
Positioned between No. 72
The No. 1 small town this year is
Auburn Mayor Keith Nesbitt said Monday that he was gratified to see
“Of course, I fell the ranking is a little low because this is my favorite town,” Nesbitt said. “For years we’ve been in transition from pit stop to actual destination. The more time people spend here, I believe, the more they will fall in love with it.”
Livability.com offers monthly Top 10 lists and an annual ranking of livable cities.
Kevin Hanley, Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO, said the ranking should help the community as it attempts to encourage more tourism.
“The ranking is going to really help us convince people to stay,’ Hanley said. “I think we’re honored to be recognized as a great small town and the ranking captures what we love about