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American Cowboy Says North Platte, Ne. One of 20 Best Places to Live The West

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

American Cowboy Names North Platte, Neb. One of 20 Best Places to Live The West

 

Boulder, Colo.—The country’s favorite Western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy, revealed its fourth annual list of “Best Places to Live The West” this week. Editors rounded up a herd of entries from the plains to the Pacific. Only the top 20 won the AC seal of approval as ideal places to hang your ten-gallon hat—for good or just for a good long weekend.

 

“This year’s entries truly live up to the Western ideal of places embodying the rugged, free spirit of the Western version of the American Dream,” said DeAnna Jarnagin, Associate Publisher of American Cowboy. “They’re places where you can experience authentic cowboy culture, spectacular scenery, a true dose of history and, a really, really good steak.”

 

Major criteria for selection include outdoor appeal, historical significance, regional ranching activity and tourism. Editors also considered population, average land price, average household price, median age and the number of Western events held throughout the year. Winners were named for five regions: Texas and The Plains, California and Nevada, The Rockies, The Southwest and The Northwest.

 

The section highlighting North Platte is included below, or you can check out the complete article in the April/May issue of American Cowboy magazine: http://americancowboy.com/travel/trips/texasoklahomagreat-plains.

 

NORTH PLATTE, NEB.

POPULATION: 25,000
LAND STARTS AT: $2,000 per acre
AVG. HOME PRICE: $114,500

 

Deep in the heart of Nebraska, North Platte is steeped in Wild West history and offers a diverse array of activities and a great quality of life. Get up close while touring the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, where the legend lived during the heyday of his Wild West Show, or get a bird’s-eye view from the top of the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center. With natural beauty, friendly folks, and a rich history, North Platte is a well-rounded Western town.

 

Annual events:
HONKY TONK BBQ FESTIVAL, May (honkytonkbbq.com)
NEBRASKALAND DAYS, June (nebraskalanddays.com)
LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR, July (visitnorthplatte.com)
NEBRASKA STATE RODEO ASSOCIATION STATE FINALS, September (nebraskarodeo.com)

 

Others cities included on the list are:

 

Elko, Nev.

Red Bluff, Calif.

Temecula, Calif.

Bishop, Calif.

Pocatello, Idaho

Baker City, Ore.

Kennewick, Wash.

Lewiston, Idaho

Farmington, N.M.

Tombstone, Ariz.

Logan, Utah

Cedar City, Utah

Sheridan, Wyo.

Cody, Wyo.

Miles City, Mont.

Canon City, Colo.

Amarillo, Texas

Deadwood, S.D.

Guthrie, Okla.



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