You're next, Provo! Ithaca advances to semifinal in Outside Magazine Best Town tourney

June 4, 2014

After knocking off Burlington in a close fourth round, Ithaca advances to the semifinal round in Outside Magazine's Best Place to Live contest. The Central New York town is facing Provo, Utah, which edged Anchorage, Alaska with 51% of the vote in the round that ended last night.

Round 5 voters have until 11:59pm eastern time on Sunday, June 8th to vote for the East and West vs. Midwest and South bracket winners. The other semifinal is between Asheville, North Carolina, which topped Louisville, Kentucky, and Duluth, Minnesota, which broadly bested Minneapolis.

As of this writing, Provo has a substantial early lead, with 5,681 votes to Ithaca's 4,468. Votes are being tallied at, and Ithaca residents have until the end of the day Sunday to vote in the fifth round.


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