New Ulm, Minnesota was recently named to a national list, Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want to Live. The list was compiled by Realtor.com, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS. The data team assessed more than 500 U.S. Census-designated micropolitan areas (with a population between 10,000 and 50,000) for the following criteria: households spend no more than 28% of their annual income on housing costs; unemployment rate is in the top 20th percentile, lowest among all Census-designated metropolitan and micropolitan areas; and crime rate is less than the national average.
The list favored towns “where there are fun and interesting things to occupy your time”. New Ulm has been getting a great deal of national attention recently, as its Oktoberfest celebration has been ranked among the best in the nation this year by USA TODAY, Fox News, and Tripping.com. New Ulm is #8 on this Top 10 list, which includes two other Minnesota towns: Albert Lea and Austin.
The complete list is available at: http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/top-10-affordable-small-towns-you-actually-want-to-live/. To learn more about relocating to New Ulm, contact the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, 507-233-4300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.newulm.com.