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Carmel's $5M ultimate party house
What home is complete without a casino and Star Wars-themed bar? Get an entertaining palace in Carmel, Ind., Money's Best Place to Live.
Irvine's tasty food truck scene
The Lime Truck's owner serves up California fusion in his old hometown, and is a driving force behind the O.C.'s growing mobile food scene.
Homes in Best Places: What $500K buys
Get a modest condo in tony Greenwich, CT, no. 29 on Money's Best Places to Live. Or a house with a sundeck in no. 94 Coral Springs, FL.
Newton grows veggies - and community
At the Newton Community Farm, locals come together to help harvest, weed - and even rebuild its farmstand after a fire.
Find charming homes, Texas-sized
In 2010, CNNMoney visited McKinney, now No. 2 on Money's 2012 Best Places to Live, and found it's growing fast.
Eden Prairie's 'Minnesota-nice' vibe
In 2010, CNNMoney visited Eden Prairie, now No. 3 on Money's 2012 Best Places to Live, and found residents love the people and open space.
How we picked the Best Places
Using statistics from data services company
, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small cities for families. (Last year, we looked at small towns, with populations between 8,500 and 50,000.)
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