Money names Farmington, Plymouth in top 100 places to live in U.S.

Plymouth and Farmington are so Money!

Just about everybody thinks their town is one of the best places to live in America, but a top-100 ranking in a nationwide magazine doesn't hurt when making that argument. That would explain why Farmington and Plymouth residents have a little more swagger in their step after Money Magazine named them in their Best Places to Live: Top 100 for 2007.

They were two of three Michigan municipalities, the third was Saline at No. 59, on this year's list, which "focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community."

Plymouth Township ranked the highest of the state's towns at No. 37. Although the city of Plymouth and Plymouth Township are two distinct municipalities, the difference is more akin to what separates New and Olde Springfield in the famous "The Simpsons" episode.

Money magazine called Plymouth "a quiet community with a firm commitment to providing outdoor recreational space, demonstrated through the opening of multiple parks and the upkeep of a township-owned golf course." It also highlighted the new Bosch technical center that created 400 new jobs and its "short commute to Detroit."

Farmington made the rankings at No. 55 because it exhibits "a strong commitment to family and community, as evidenced in the large number of initiatives and events focused on bringing the town together." The magazine also points out Farmington's vibrant downtown has been enhanced with amenities such as the Civic Theatre and recent additions Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park. It's also an "easy commute" to Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Source: Money magazine
Writer: Jon Zemke

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