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Is Jonesboro A Top Rated City?

July 13, 2005--Posted at 7:15 PM CST

 

JONESBORO--A new CNN poll released the names of the top 100 best places to live in the nation.  No cities in Arkansas made the list, but don’t think for a minute that Jonesboro doesn’t have plenty to offer.

 

 

The poll based its results on several categories.  It scored cities based on criteria like job growth, household incomes, recreation and safety, and, the city appears to be meeting that criteria in many ways.  Jonesboro park-goer, Dana Smith, says, “It’s just so safe here compared to some of the larger cities.  The smaller cities are so much quieter and people are more polite.” 

 

 

The main reason Jonesboro wasn’t included on the list was because experts say the city isn’t close enough to a major airport.  Jonesboro is just 70 miles away from Memphis International, but the criteria for the poll said top cities should be located within 60 miles of a major airport.

 

 

Still, there are big things happening in Jonesboro like the Mall at Turtle Creek and a new hotel and convention center.  It may take a little longer to get to a major airport, but living in Jonesboro just might be worth the ride in the long run.

 

 

For more information, go to http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/index.html

 

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