CARMEL, Ind. —
A magazine says Carmel is the best place to live among cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 people.
Money magazine said Monday it rated the Indianapolis suburb ahead of No. 2 McKinney, Texas, followed by Eden Prairie, Minn.; Newton, Mass.; and Redmond, Wash.
Carmel, with a population of about 79,000, was praised for having a strong economy, affordable homes, low taxes, quality schools, bike paths, a new performing arts center and roundabouts to keep traffic moving.
Carmel ranked No. 14 in 2010, when the magazine last ranked cities that size.