News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 20, 2012

Magazine: Carmel tops among mid-sized U.S. cities

Associated Press

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.