Best Place To Live Has "Not Great Ethnic Diversity"
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July 16, 2007, 10:09 PM
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Money Magazine has published a list ot the 100 best places to live in the United States. The winner: Middleton, Wis., a suburb of Madison. The editors of Money add this caveat:

But make no mistake: Family life is what Middleton is about. In the summer you`ll see parents and kids plying the bike trails of the conservancy, splashing in the town`s waterslide-equipped pool or sailing on Lake Mendota. On the downside, winter is tough, and there`s not great ethnic diversity.

Er...isn`t the lack of diversity that makes it possible for kids to ride safely on bike trails? Even if Money Magazine isn`t up on Robert Putnam`s latest research, they must have heard of "white flight," a phenomenon usually caused by crime rates.