Do you ever wonder if those ratings, such as those in Money magazine, make any sense?
I used to, but I’ve since decided the answer is, “Naw.”
I could give you a lot of reasons for that, but here is one. This year’s Number 10 city, Rogers, Arkansas, gets kudos for 23 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Yawn. Columbia has 20 buildings downtown on the National Register AND four entire areas on the National Register, not including the Francis Quadrangle, which borders the downtown and Stephens College campus, just a few blocks away. Both Francis Quandrangle and Stephens College South Campus are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Of course, if we make next year’s list, I’m taking all this back.