FindYourSpot.com selected Lawrence this week as one of its "Top Spots" to live, work and retire. The city was chosen for its vibrant cultural life and standout downtown.
"Lawrence is too often known as just a college town, when in fact it has the diverse economy and high quality of life to be one of the best hometowns in the country," said Brent Eskew, president of FindYourSpot.com.
Alexa Marmon, above, found Lawrence's South Park gazebo a perfect spot to enhance her quality of life earlier this year.
As part of the honor, the Web company has compiled a report about Lawrence for prospective residents. The report, which calls the city "the cultural capital of Kansas," can be viewed online at www.FindYourSpot.com/LawrenceKS.