2008 Competition Winners


The 2008 100 Best Communities for Young People include cities and small towns located across the United States that are wonderful places for youth to live and grow up. Included on this impressive list are 44 communities that have been recognized as 100 Best Communities three times in a row.

Alabama

  • Sylacauga
  • Huntsville/Madison County
  • Metro Birmingham

Alaska

  • Anchorage

Arizona

  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe

Arkansas

  • Little Rock

California

  • City of Burbank
  • City of Chino
  • City of Fontana
  • Georgetown Divide
  • City of Riverside
  • Sacramento County
  • Solano County

Colorado

  • Lafayette

Connecticut

  • Milford

Florida

  • Coral Springs
  • Greenacres
  • City of Plantation
  • Hillsborough County/Tampa
  • Manatee County
  • St. Petersburg

Georgia

  • Bibb County
  • Columbus/Muscogee County

Hawaii

  • Honolulu

Idaho

  • City of Boise
  • Nampa

Illinois

  • Oak Park

Indiana

  • Tippecanoe County

Iowa

  • Ames
  • Dubuque
  • Lamoni
  • Storm Lake/Buena Vista County

Kentucky

  • Lexington
  • Louisville Metro
  • Mt.Sterling/
    Montgomery County
  • Murray-Calloway County

Maryland

  • Wicomico County/Salisbury


Massachusetts

  • Barnstable County
  • Bedford
  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Cambridge
  • Fall River
  • Somerville

Michigan

  • Greater Midland
  • Marquette and
    Alger Counties
  • Sanilac County

Minnesota

  • City of Saint Paul
  • Landfall
  • Mankato/North Mankato
  • Northfield
  • St. Louis Park 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri

  • City of St. Joseph
  • Springfield-Greene County

Montana

  • Missoula
  • Whitefish

Nebraska

  • City of Lincoln
  • Boys Town
  • Grand Island

New York

  • Town of Huntington
  • New York City

North Carolina

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • Pitt County

North Dakota

  • Grand Forks

Ohio

  • Findlay-Hancock County
  • Toledo

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City

Oregon

  • Benton County

Pennsylvania

  • Abington
  • Indiana County

Rhode Island

  • Providence


South Carolina

  • Aiken County
  • Charleston
  • Rock Hill
  • School District of
    Oconee County

Texas

  • Arlington
  • City of Longview
  • City of Sugar Land
  • Houston/Harris County
  • Nacogdoches County
  • St. Johns Tri-School
    Community

Utah

  • Brigham City

Virginia

  • Bristol
  • Chesterfield County
  • City of Alexandria
  • City of Hampton
  • City of Newport News
  • Hanover County

Washington

  • Bellevue
  • City of Lakewood
  • Lower Yakima Valley
  • Spokane County

West Virginia

  • Mercer County
  • Monroe County

Wisconsin

  • Appleton Fox Cities
  • Crawford County
  • Greater Green Bay Area
  • Jefferson County
  • City of Waukesha