American Cowboy names Red Bluff, Calif. One of 20 Best Places to Live

Boulder, Colo.  - The country’s favorite Western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy, revealed its fourth annual list of “Best Places to Live The West” this week. Editors rounded up a herd of entries from the plains to the Pacific. Only the top 20 won the AC seal of approval as ideal places to hang your ten-gallon hat - for good or just for a good long weekend.  Red Bluff, CA was named for it’s great outdoor western appeal, history, ranching and tourism.

“This year’s entries truly live up to the Western ideal of places embodying the rugged, free spirit of the Western version of the American Dream,” said DeAnna Jarnagin, Associate Publisher of American Cowboy.
“They’re places where you can experience authentic cowboy culture, spectacular scenery, a true dose of history and, a really, really good steak.”
Major criteria for selection include outdoor appeal, historical significance, regional ranching activity and tourism.  Editors also considered population, average land price, average household price, median age and the number of Western events held throughout the year.
Winners were named for five regions: Texas and The Plains, California and Nevada, The Rockies, The Southwest and The Northwest.
Check out the complete article in the April/May issue of American Cowboy magazine.