Miles of bike trails, abundant natural resources, a growing economy, a focus on healthy living and entertainment options were among the selling points that landed Eau Claire a designation as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Eau Claire was one of 10 communities among about 100 applicants across the U.S. to win the title All-America City, awarded annually by the National Civic League since 1949. Earlier this month, 19 city representatives made a presentation on the Eau Claire's behalf in Denver.

"This prestigious award confirms what a dedicated community Eau Claire is," said Councilwoman Catherine Emmanuelle, one of the representatives who attended the presentation and awards ceremony.

Original article by Courtney Kueppers Leader-Telegram Staff

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