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.