Hailey Idaho Makes TOP 10 Small Towns

Congratulations! Hailey, Idaho, has been named a Top 10 Small Town, 2014 by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America’s small to mid-sized cities.

For this list of cities, editors analyzed more data on micropolitan areas than ever before. Using metrics from Esri, they started by looking at cities with populations under 20,000, then dug into statistics like cost of living, health-care spending, racial and socioeconomic diversity, adult obesity, crime, civic engagement, air quality and natural amenities, just to name a few of the 41 data points. After narrowing down the list, editors conducted a visual assessment of the cities and found out what visitors had to say about them and what residents liked about living there.

“Throughout the U.S., we’re seeing a resurgence of emphasis on downtowns in cities of all sizes,” says Livability.com Editor Matt Carmichael. “It’s nice to see in the big cities, certainly, but it’s especially great to see these smaller towns not just holding their own, but also thriving.”

Hailey offers residents a laid-back atmosphere with an astonishing amount of outdoor recreational options. In addition to good schools, low crime, low pollution and high community involvement, Hailey has the highest level of employment and the greatest income distribution of any city on our list. Tourism plays a large role in Hailey’s business scene today. Residents can also enjoy outdoor excursions to nearby ski resorts, hiking trails and fishing holes.

Again, congratulations on making the Livability.com list of Top 10 Small Towns, 2014!

For More information on Hailey Idaho please contact the Hailey Chamber of Commerce info@haileyidaho.com .

Top 10 Small Towns, 2014

  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Northfield, MN
  3. Lebanon, NH
  4. Hood River, OR
  5. Port Angeles, WA
  6. Glenwood Springs, CO
  7. Spearfish, SD
  8. Heber City, UT
  9. Traverse City, MI
  10. Hailey, ID

 

About Livability.com: Livability.com explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. We examine issues related to livability such as walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning and sustainability through exclusive research and discussions on our blog. We celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through our monthly top 10 lists, our annual ranking of livable cities and our interactions on social media. Livability.com is a product of Journal Communications Inc.

 

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