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why hands down?
Because I live here! ;)
We have two colleges in town, St. Olaf, and Carleton. We are within 40 minutes to both St. Paul and Mpls. We are about 7 miles from the freeway, so not on the corridor. We are within an hour of Rochester, where Mayo clinic is.
Northfield is rich in history. We have a beautifully preserved downtown. Lots of wonderful people here.
Our Parish in town is not traditional, but there are a few within a short drive. "Minnesota Nice" is real. I didn't grow up here, but I don't ever want to leave. We have many many home school families around. There are some great cultural places to visit as well as wonderful restaurants. We have bike trails galore.
Most of all? The Body of Christ is alive and well here!