There’s so much to do outside in Louisville. From shopping to eating to playing and more, no wonder Outside magazine thinks Louisville is one of the greatest places to live in America!
It appears more and more are taking note of all the great things we’ve got going on here in Louisville, Kentucky. So great, they’re making lists of the Greatest Places to Live in America and Louisville came in at #8. Wow!
Who’s this “they” you speak of?
In this latest example, they are Outside magazine, that held a Tournament of sorts, where people voted for their city. You’d think population alone would help us best places like Duluth, Minnesota (Champion) but the publication also included a more objective, analytical component to determining the greatest places to live in America.
To determine how livable a city was, they developed the O-score which stands for Outside. Explained:
To develop our own Outside Score, we tapped a rocket scientist (seriously) to combine factors like number of outfitters, miles of trails, and number of bike shops—plus considerations like unemployment rates, median incomes, and, yes, an editors’-choice variable—into a single mathematical formula.
Here are their Top 10!
- Duluth, Minnesota – Total Votes: 221,350 / O-Score: 88
- Provo, Utah – Total Votes: 185,602 / O-Score: 80
- Minneapolis, Minnesota – Total Votes: 93,164 / O-Score: 81
- Anchorage, Alaska – Total Votes: 86,601 / O-Score: 83
- Ithaca, New York – Total Votes: 86,418 / O-Score: 89
- Asheville, North Carolina – Total Votes: 70,665 / O-Score: 80
- Burlington, Vermont – Total Votes: 52,743 / O-Score: 83
- Louisville, Kentucky – Total Votes: 47,271 / O-Score: 73
- Missoula, Montana – Total Votes: 40,530 / O-Score: 82
- Boulder, Colorado – Total Votes: 39,613 / O-Score: 91
So, do you think Louisville is great? After all, we are home to The Greatest.