And the winners are...
Americans are flocking to places that offer big-city opportunities and amenities -- with a lot more green space and a lot less stress. See the top 10 Great American Towns. (more)

Best places, state-by-state
Texas is home to the most finalists on this year's list. See the best places to live in your favorite state. (more)
• Texas

Top 100
See America's best small cities, plus the 10 best big cities, including detailed city stats and customizable maps. (more)
• 1-25
• 76-90
• 26-50
• 51-75

Top-earning cities
Where do residents have the highest incomes? Plus, more top 25 lists: (more)
• Hottest

See how your town stacks up: Use our exclusive tool to compare places you like to the Best Places to Live on housing, education, quality of life, leisure activities, and more. (more)

Take a tour of the winning town See why Fort Collins, CO, is No. 1 on Money's Best Places to Live 2006. Among the reasons: great economic opportunity and low stress. (more) video
For this year's list, we looked for small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, rational home prices and lots to do. (more)
If keeping more of your paycheck is important to you, some places are much better than others. (more)
After years of urban flight, Americans are finding the appeal of places like Philadelphia, Nashville and Seattle. (more)
Second-quarter numbers are in for 151 markets. How does your home town stack up? (more)
Thinking about moving? See how much you should earn to maintain the same lifestyle. (more)
Tell us how much you make, how much you've got for a down payment, and your debt, and find out how far to stretch when home hunting. (more)
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  Sugar Land, TX
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