2008 Best Towns Survey

Your answers to our questions about the ultimate dream town.

The 2008 Best Towns issue, on newsstands now.    

Oakland, California

The 2008 Best Towns issue, on newsstands now.

Readers' Choice Best Towns: Survey Says . . .

Do you live in your dream town currently?
YES (27%)
NO (73%)

Why do you live where you live now?
1. JOB
2. GETTING OUTSIDE
3. FAMILY

Best thing about your dream town?
GETTING OUTSIDE (66%)

What feature is most important to you in a town?
1. BIKE TRAILS & PATHS
2. PROXIMITY TO WHITEWATER
3. PROXIMITY TO THE OCEAN

What do you most love to do outside?
1. HIKE
2. BIKE (MTN. & ROAD)
3. RUN

What is the current population of your town?
1. 1M+
2. 250K-1M
3. 10K-50K

What would be the ideal population of your dream town?
1. 10K-50K
2. 50K-100K
3. 100K-250K

In what region would you most want to live?
1. ROCKIES
2. WEST COAST
3. NORTHWEST

If you had to pick a big city to live in, what would it be?
1. PORTLAND, OR
2. DENVER, CO
3. SAN FRANCISCO, CA

If you had to pick any town or city to live in, what would it be?
1. PORTLAND, OR
2. SEATTLE, WA
3. BOULDER, CO

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