Travel blog Fodor's names Bozeman as one of America's top small towns

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POSTED: 6:55 PM Mar 21 2013   UPDATED: 11:02 PM Mar 21 2013
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BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Fodor's put Bozeman in the No. 2 spot right behind the California wine country town of Healdsburg. The article cites the mix of college faculty, cowboys and outdoorsy folks for giving the city character.

According to the blog it makes Bozeman the ideal jumping-off point for recreation in the mountains, on the river and in Yellowstone National Park.

We spoke to folks in Bozeman today to get their take on what makes Bozeman great.

"No matter where you come from or who you are everyone is so nice to you," said Kyle Steiner.

Another resident told us he has lived through many changes. "Bozeman is a good place. I've been here for 20 years. I've watched it change from what it was in the early '90s to what it is now," said Jake Fleming.

Marissa Grinestaff works downtown and says she loves the positive energy. "Friendly faces I might add. It's gorgeous. I'm a skier so I like how it's winter wonderland."

Other cities making the list were Sedona, Arizona, Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Walla Walla, Washington.