Louisville, Colo., Named Top Small Town
August 22, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Louisville — the one in Colorado pronounced Lewisville, not the famous one in Kentucky called “Louie-ville” — is the top U.S. small town, Money magazine says.
Louisville was followed by Milton, Mass., Solon, Ohio; Leesburg, Va.; and Papillion, Neb. Rounding out the first 10 of the magazine’s Top 100 small towns in America were Hanover, N.H.; Liberty, Mo.; Middleton, Wis.; Mukilteo, Wash.; and Chanhassen, Minn.
“These terrific small towns stand out in the qualities American families care about most — great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, nice weather, plenty to do and more,” Money said in announcing its list Monday.
Louisville, located in Boulder County, has been around since the late 1800s. It started out as a mining town, went through a period of labor turmoil in the early 20th century, endured mine closures in the 1950s and is now a quiet suburban bedroom community with about 19,000 people.