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10/25/2007 | U.S. News & World Report Lists Pleasant Prairie in List of Best Places to Retire

In an article posted on September 20, 2007, U.S. News & World Report included Pleasant Prairie on a listing of the Best Places to Retire. The listing of “best places” was based on information including: cost of living, climate, crime rate, access to health care, and access to educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. Pleasant Prairie was noted in a list of 16 Wisconsin locations.

The U.S. News & World Report article made mention of both big-city and heartland locations, roughly 1,000 in all. The number of “best places” listed varied from state-to-state, with some having as many as 169 areas listed (California) and some having as few as one (Alaska and Vermont). Of the 16 Wisconsin locations highlighted in the listing, 12 are cities and four are villages. There are a total of 592 cities and villages in the State. Village Administrator Mike Pollocoff shared that it is an honor for Pleasant Prairie to be included in the U.S. News & World Report listing. He added that it speaks volumes about the people who live, work and play here in Pleasant Prairie, and that it’s a nice acknowledgment for our residents, board and staff.

Information in the U.S. News & World Report listing for Pleasant Prairie included figures related to: population and demographics, cost of living, weather, recreational and cultural opportunities, and health. A brief description covered its central location between Chicago and Milwaukee, cultural attractions, economy, geography, history and recreation. For additional information regarding the listing, please visit www.usnews.com and select Wisconsin from the list of States.

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