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Lawrence makes the top of a number of national lists. This month it was named the seventh smartest city in the country by But which list is the most prestigious?

Response Percent Votes
Best places to live (Money Magazine)
59% 184
Smartest city in the country (
12% 39
Best metro area for overall quality of public schools (Expansion Management magazine)
8% 27
Best small places for business (
8% 25
Best places to retire (U.S. News & World Report)
5% 18
Dozen most distinctive destinations (National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation)
5% 16
Total 309


jlw53 10 years, 4 months ago

Picking "Best places to live" proves we belong in the smartest cities.

Richard Heckler 10 years, 4 months ago

Of course these polls are driven by local real estate industries so it might be interesting to know what exactly are they saying about about communities.

What if lies are winning the popularity contests?

beatrice 10 years, 4 months ago

Nicest butts. Now this is a list everyone can get behind.

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