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Website: Evanston has 10th best downtown in America

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A website that claims to focus on what makes small- to medium-sized cities great places to live has ranked Evanston's downtown the 10th best in the country.

Livability says downtown Evanston has "a highly walkable environment that's loaded with entertainment options and thriving businesses." It says downtown's "mix of contemporary condo buildings and post-modern office buildings create an appealing skyline."

And it adds that "three public transportation options, including light rail, and ample, inexpensive parking making getting in and out of downtown Evanston easy."

Now you might be surprised at some of the towns that came in higher on Livability's list. Would you believe Fargo, N.Dak., and Lincoln, Neb., were among the spots that beat us out?

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