Why my town is best

Money picked the top 100. Now readers have their say: From fun festivals to natural beauty, they explain why their hometown should be the Best Place to Live.

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Glendale, Calif.
Glendale, Calif.
What makes it great: Annual Cruise Night car show and street party

Nominated by: Marie Sager, freelance writer

[The 1957 Chevy] brought back memories of fun times in the '50s. It was on Brand [Boulevard] at the 16th annual cruise night. There were 400 classic cars and trucks, and over 35,000 people attended.... [There was] free entertainment by Sha Na Na, Pat Boone, the Four Preps. Everybody was dancing on the streets....

I enjoy the relaxed environment... Glendale is one of the places in L.A. that you have a feeling of family. Glendale gives you a village atmosphere -- it's a small town in a big city.

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Last updated September 11 2009: 11:51 AM ET
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