Finally got around to reading Kiplinger’s report that ranked Billings as No. 6 among 10 great places to live in the United States.
No quarrel with the choice — I think Billings is a great place to live. But ahead of Billings, at No. 3, came Bryan-College Station, Texas, a place I have lived in twice and visited as recently as this summer. It’s OK, and Texas A&M is a real asset (I got my graduate degree there), but it’s basically flat, hot and architecturally and culturally uninspiring (except for the Chicken Oil, still my favorite watering hole).
Third-best place to live in the United States? It’s not even the third-best place I’ve lived in.