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Two Piedmont cities make list of 100 best places to live in US

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Two cities in the Piedmont have made a recent list of the 100 best places in the country to live.

Greensboro ranked at No. 51 and Winston-Salem at No. 39 on U.S. News & World Report latest list of the 100 best places to live in America.

Denver, Colo. took the No. 1 spot, followed respectively by Austin, Texas; Fayetteville, Ark.; and Raleigh-Durham at No. 4.

The report referred to Winston-Salem as “a city with an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots.”

“The city celebrates its diversity during an array of festivals and through a variety of cuisines,” according to the report. “You’ll find restaurants serving everything from traditional North Carolina barbecue to Indian curries and Greek pastries.”

The article referred to Greensboro as “one of those places that’s big enough to have everything you need, but small enough for you to regularly bump into people you know.”

“People who live here love it and say they have no reason to leave,” according to the report. “Those who do leave will often return home to Greensboro to raise their families.”

Read more, see full list: U.S. News & World Report