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Money Magazine: Solon Ranks Third on 'Best Place to Live' List

Every year, Money magazine ranks the best places to live in the country. This year, Solon made the top three

Solon is the third-best place to live in the United States, according to Money magazine's annual ranking.

Solon received such high honors in the yearly list of America's best small cities for a number of reasons: There are lots of major employers, unemployment is relatively low, great access to health care, great schools and lots of cultural opportunities.

"What a great way to start a Monday," said Mayor Susan Drucker. "This is a day everybody should be proud to be a part of Solon."

Here's what the magazine wrote about Solon:

Solon is a small town with a large tax base: Major employers include Nestle, L’Oreal, and industrial equipment maker Swagelok. Solon punches above its weight in other areas too. Health care? The world-renowned Clevelend Clinic has a family health center here. Culture? Solon has its own philharmonic orchestra. Schools? Solon was the highest-achieving district in Ohio last year. And the student body is diverse: 11% of residents are black, 10% Asian.

Solon missed the list in 2010, but was ranked 23rd in 2009. 

Other Ohio towns on the list include Twinsburg and Highland Heights (both Patch towns!!), Mason and Springsboro.

Solon was edged out for the top of the list by Louisville, CO, and Milton, MA.

So, what do you think of this news? Why do you think Solon is great place to live?

Feel free to leave comments here after this article and over at our Facebook page. Money magazine also has a forum where you can comment on Solon.

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