Lake Placid, we always knew you were great. Now, the rest of the world seems to realize you are more than just the place where the US Olympic hockey team beat the Russians back in 1980. Outside Magazine has just named Lake Placid one of their Top 16 Places to Live.

Lake Placid, NY - Google Street View

It seems like Outside Magazine was impressed with the Olympic village atmosphere that is still present in Lake Placid and they also picked up on some of the free nighttime concerts on the bandstand on Main Street.

Maybe it's not nice to ask this, but how did any town in Iowa end up on this list? Oh well. We're just happy that our neighbors in Lake Placid now have some pretty nice bragging rights. Congrats!