Fairfield included in list of 100 best US towns with less than 10,000 residents

The travel website Far & Wide, in its new list of “Best U.S. Towns With Fewer Than 10,000 Residents,” includes two Iowa towns, Decorah and Fairfield. Fairfield is number 99 on the list.

Referencing the influx of people who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique, the story says, “All the feel-goodness in this town carries over. There are 150 nonprofits and 400 start-up companies here, and the town is attempting to become sustainable in support of the environment.”

The number one town on Far & Wide‘s list? Monowi, Nebraska, just over the border from Iowa.

This is just the most recent in a long list of media recognitions Fairfield has received. Fairfield has become known as a center for entrepreneurship, the arts, and sustainability and has received a wide range of recognition and honors. For example:

The Far & Wide story links to this video about Fairfield:

Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph and Werner Elmker.