The annual U.S. News & World Report city rankings are out, and Milwaukee leaped up 25 spots in just one year, from 72 in 2016 to 47 this year - placing just ahead of Kansas City and behind Honolulu.
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Milwaukee suburb, Menomonee Falls, ranks 28 on Money magazine's list of the best places to live in the United States.
Five Wisconsin towns are featured in Money Magazine's 2011 "100 Best Places to Live in America" list. The new list is online and in the September print edition.
In the second annual America's Manliest Cities study, Milwaukee comes in at No. 6, just ahead of Chicago.
Milwaukee holds its own on a new Kiplinger's list with a Bohemian Indicator of 111.