Pueblo has been named one of the Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation by Livability.com, a national website that highlights more than 500 of America’s best places to live and visit.
For this list, the editors consulted with experts in historic preservation to develop the criteria for the list. They looked for cities that have a large number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places, offer incentives for maintaining and rehabilitating historic structures, and have active preservation groups. Editors also looked for cities that boast a desirable quality of life.
“[Cities that preserve historic structures] are very pedestrian friendly because of how they were designed,” says Barbara Pahl, vice president for western field offices at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “They are more sustainable and hold a high aesthetic and environmental value. We’ve learned that communities like these have an economic advantage. These are places people want to be in. People want to visit them. People want to move back into these areas.”
Pueblo made the list because of its commitment to raising the quality of life for residents by protecting its past.
Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation
1. Charleston, SC
2. Savannah, GA
3. Santa Fe, NM
4. Franklin, TN
5. St. Augustine, FL
6. Abingdon, VA
7. Pueblo, CO
8. Muskogee, OK
9. Danville, KY
10. Victoria, TX