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Middleton ranked #4 on "Best Places to Live 2009" list

MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Money Magazine ranked Middleton #4 on it's "Best Places to Live 2009" list. 

Editors of the magazine assessed all U.S. cities with a population greater then 8,500 and less less than 50,000.

The magazine considered many factors including job growth, average income, cost of living, health care, schools, arts and leisure and diversity of the population.  They put extra weight on economic factors this year.

Middleton finished number one in 2007.   The magazine did do the smaller city rankings in 2008.

The Wisconsin cities that made the list are:

4. Middleton

34. New Berlin

61. Pewaukee

76. Germantown

78. Waunakee

The top five "Best Places to Live 2009" are:

1. Louisville, CO  (finished 2nd to Middleton in 2007)

2. Chanhassen, MN

3. Papillion, NE

4. Middleton, WI

5. Milton, MA

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