Little Rock's city manager says he is happy that a magazine has named Arkansas' capital as the best small or mid-sized American city in which to live.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine cited Little Rock for having good jobs, reasonably priced homes, decent schools and access to great health care.
The citation will be in the magazine's September issue.
City Manager Bruce Moore lauded "visionaries" who have worked to "position Little Rock as a leading city."
The ranking considers cities with fewer than 1 million residents. Little Rock's population is about 200,000.
Other cities on the list were Burlington, Vt.; Bryan-College Station, Texas; Santa Fe, N.M.; Columbia, S.C.; Billings, Mont.; Morgantown, W.Va.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Anchorage, Alaska; and Dubuque, Iowa.