Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
There are no Top 100 cities in this state.
Other cities
  Albany 77,044
  Alpharetta 54,168
  Athens-Clarke 117,034
  Atlanta 537,958
  Augusta-Richmond 197,069
  Johns Creek 73,170
  Macon 92,775
  Marietta 67,562
  Roswell 87,657
  Sandy Springs 89,642
  Savannah 139,513
  Smyrna 51,387
  Valdosta 55,704
  Warner Robins 65,479
From the September 2012 issue
Due to erroneous job, cost-of-living, and test score data for a small number of places, two cities were left off this year's top 100 and two were mistakenly included. Other cities moved up or down slightly once all data were corrected. Details.
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Home price trends
Hover over any of the 10 Best Places below to see how real estate prices have changed in the past year.
City Avg. listing price
(July 2012)
1. Carmel, IN $304,340
2. McKinney, TX $245,917
3. Eden Prairie, MN $413,566
4. Newton, MA $850,117
5. Redmond, WA $518,982
6. Irvine, CA $904,753
7. Reston, VA $467,934
8. Columbia/Ellicott City, MD $406,943
9. Overland Park, KS $278,204
10. Chapel Hill, NC $376,660

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Using statistics from data services company Onboard Informatics, 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.) More

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