Read the whole thing here: http://www.postandcourier.com/articl...to-live-really
It's so nice to see Columbia finally get some national recognition and long-overdue accolades.
After years of watching Charleston rack up all those awards — Most Mannerly City, Greatest Tourist Destination in the Universe, Best City in the South (Especially in South Carolina) — a lot of folks in the Lowcountry have been worried that our sister city to the north might develop a case of list envy.
But now Kiplinger's, the personal finance magazine, has ranked Columbia No. 5 on its 2013 list of “10 Great Places to Live.”
Frankly, folks around here are probably surprised Columbia lost the No. 1 spot to Little Rock.
But at least it finished ahead of Ithaca, N.Y., and Morgantown, W.Va.
So, this columnist at the Charleston Post and Courier wrote a really pretentious and childish opinion piece sarcastically praising Columbia for being named a "great place to live." I'll be honest, it kind of irritates me being a Columbia native.
I'm hoping we can keep this non-political so it doesn't get thrown into the abyss of the PF.