1) Madison, Wisconsin
Too cold in the winter, too humid in the summer. I hope you like cheese curds.
2) Rochester, Minnesota
Home to the famous Mayo Clinic, it could be much worse except for the brutal winters.
3) Arlington, Virginia
Close to the action of DC, but awful weather in mid winter and mid summer.
4) Boulder, Colorado
Finally, a place that I can accept both winter and summer. Boulder must be one of the best places to live in the entire world. Home to the Colorado University.
5) Palo Alto, California
Leave me out, as it is the home of Standfurd. All that Red would make me break out in a rash!!!!
6) Berkeley, California
I have lived here three times, and loved it all. So much to do, great weather, always something to do, now has the famous Gourmet Ghetto. Home to the greatest university in the world, U.C. Berkeley.
7) Santa Clara, California
I have lived here, and do not recommend it, as the traffic is bad and the pollution gets bad in the summer.
8) Missoula, Montana
Having visited several times, I can see why, except in the dead of winter. A little milder than parts north. Home to the University of Montana.
9) Boise, Idaho
Brutal winters, fairly nice summers, university town, lots of outdoor activities. Home to Boise State U, and their weird blue football field.
10) Iowa City, Iowa
My sis and brother in law spent a semester here, said it was awful. I believe them!!!
The winners: Boulder or Berkeley, of course! Do you see a common theme here? Most are university towns. In fact, the lure of having a college or two in town offers more to its residents than a non college town. The choices become many: sporting events, music, art, crazy kids, eccentric professors, political protests, and junky cars waddling down main street.
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