The St. Louis local news was quite thrilled this morning as they announced that we made the list of the Best cities to live in the United States. Yesterday we learned that Kruta Bakery in Collinsville made the top ten list of the best bakeries in Illinois which was really exciting to see and so well deserved. What's always annoyed me was the lack of interest in this metro east bakery by St. Louis food writers. But thankfully people doing statewide checking realized the gem Collinsville has.
Anyway. With that story in mind I was interested in the new city living list, believing that the excitement from the Fox2 news people meant St. Louis got some good press. But in the end, the U.S. News and World Report story has St. Louis as number 65 on the list of best cities to live in America. We're 65! Austin is number 1 and the rest of the top 5 are Denver, San Jose, Washington D.C, and Fayetteville Arkansas.
Seriously, we're number 65 and Arkansas has a number 5? Many western US cities are high on the list.