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Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

These 18 burgs are the finest runners-up you'd ever want to call home, including Boulder, Colorado.

Issaquah Salmon

Issaquah, Washington

These 18 burgs are the finest runners-up you'd ever want to call home, including Issaquah, Washington.

Clarklewis

Portland, Oregon

These 18 burgs are the finest runners-up you'd ever want to call home, including Portland, Oregon.

Ole Miss Football, Oxford, Mississippi

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Here’s the scoop on the nine other towns that made our list this year

Jackson Square

New Orleans, LA

You say you want a reconstruction? In the Big Easy, it's the regular folks, with help from a host of smart non-profits, who are resurrecting the city.

The Gore-Tex Vortex

Think life in America's favorite outdoor mecca would be dreamy? Careful what you wish for.

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