Sunday, January 27, 2008

25 Most Eco Friendly Cities to Live in the U.S.

--Weekend Archive Feature--

Country Home Magazine recently undertook a study looking to find the best "green places" to live in America. The magazine is one of the many business' today researching which locales are most environmenatlly sound, and condusive to the increasingly popular green lifestyle.

The study titles " Best Green Places", which is based on data discovered by Sperling's Best Places. The research examined some twenty four data metrics in five major categories -- including air and watershed quality, mass transit usage, power usage, farmers markets, organic producers, and number of green-certified buildings -- to determine which metro areas are the best places to live a green life. Sperling's BestPlaces ranked the 379 major metropolitan areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Over 80 percent of all U.S. residents live in these 379 metro areas.

The top 25 cities according to the study were as follows: (For full story go to

Best Green Places 2007

1. Burlington, VT
2. Ithaca, NY
3. Corvallis, OR
4. Springfield, MA
5. Wenatchee, WA
6. Charlottesville, VA
7. Boulder, CO
8. Madison, WI
9. Binghamton, NY
10. Champaign-Urbana, IL
11. Ann Arbor, MI
12. San Diego, CA
13. La Crosse, WI
14. Pittsfield, MA
15. Eau Claire, WI
16. Durham, NC
17. Norwich-New London, CT
18. Eugene, OR
19. San Francisco, CA
20. Chico, CA
21. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
22. Barnstable Town, MA
23. Utica-Rome, NY
24. Missoula, MT
25. Asheville, NC

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