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Mid-Size Cities on the Up an Up
When you’re eager for a city getaway, but you’re not quite up for the big city part (aka New York or Chicago) there are bountiful options.
But don't take our word for it.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute, newcomers are flocking to these cities with populations from 100,000 to 500,000 that are adding residents at a steady clip. Visit for the outdoor pursuits, sporting events and public artworks, but be warned: you may be inspired to stay awhile when you check out these places where the living is easy and the fun is almost guaranteed. Here are 20 of our favorite mid-size cities on the upswing that are worthy of your attention.
Here are 20 of our favorite mid-size cities on the upswing that are worthy of your attention.