Rockford Listed as One of the “15 Best Places to Move to in the U.S.” by Prominent Consumer Magazine

According to prominent consumer magazine Reader’s Digest, Rockford has been recognized as one of the “15 best places to move to in the U.S.” The recently published article highlights small cities and big towns across the United States that are flying under the radar and touts these places as “the perfect destinations to set-up house and put down roots.” Rockford is the only Illinois city included on the list, next to other prominent cities including Salt Lake City, Utah; Reno, Nevada; Kansas City, Kansas and Burlington, Vermont.

“Word is getting out and people are noticing that Rockford is on a comeback,” said Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President & CEO John Groh. “Our community offers acres and acres of forest preserves and parks, numerous museums and bike paths and year-round recreation. We should all be proud to call Rockford region home.”

The article specifically boasts Rockford for its small-town charm, unsuspecting, cultural, culinary and outdoor spaces, describing our city as a truly “off-the-beaten-path experience.” It also mentions that Rockford is home to dozens of museums, including the top-ranked family Discovery Center museum, offers a cable-run wake park and one of North America’s top Japanese gardens, has more than 10,000 acres of natural land for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy and mentions the new Embassy Suites convention center which is scheduled to open April of 2020.

“We’re excited that a well-known media outlet sees the assets and opportunities, along with the strengths of our community,” said Transform Rockford Executive Director David Sidney. “Being recognized as one of the “15 best places to move to” is another sign of positive transformation our community is experiencing.”

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