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Venice tops places-to-live list

Paragould, Edmond also rank high on annual chart

Venice, Fla., Paragould, Ark., Edmond, Okla., Bonita Springs, Fla., and Asheville, N.C., top the list this year of America's Top 100 Places to Live in 2004, an annual list selected by the staff at Relocate-America.com, a Web site that offers assistance to relocating consumers who are searching for a new community to live in. Relocate-America.com staff accepts nominations for communities that they consider. All ranked communities must be represented on the Web site, and the staff considers in its rankings whether information submitted about the communities "make us want to live there," and whether local residents are "getting involved with input and town support." Venice, Fla., with a population of about 17,800, has homes ranging from $100,000 to multimillion-dollar estates. Venice is situated in Sarasota County, on Florida's southwest coast. It is 20 miles south of Sarasota and 75 miles south of Tampa. Paragould, Ark., has a population of 22,000. The average home price in Parago...