Money's list of America's best small cities


Top 100
Rank City Population
51 Hamilton, NJ 91,700
52 Edmond, OK 76,600
53 Ames, IA 51,500
54 Wheaton, IL 54,600
55 Peoria, AZ 142,000
56 Missouri City, TX 73,600
57 Denton, TX 109,500
58 Washington, NJ 52,600
59 Clay, NY 58,800
60 St. Peters, MO 54,800
61 Sterling Heights, MI 127,900
62 Shelby, MI 72,200
63 Orem, UT 90,800
64 Sugar Land, TX 79,900
65 Chapel Hill, NC 49,900
66 Rockville, MD 59,100
67 Garland, TX 217,900
68 O'Fallon, MO 72,400
69 Lewisville, TX 94,500
70 Rochester, MN 96,900
71 Clarkstown, NY 82,600
72 Waltham, MA 59,300
73 Weston, FL 65,700
74 Aurora, IL 170,600
75 Union, NJ 56,000
From the August 2008 issue
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Top 3

City Median income
New Canaan, CT $231,138
Darien, CT $218,130
Lake Forest, IL $212,122
City % single
Hoboken, NJ 57.7%
Cambridge, MA 52.4%
Somerville, MA 51.4%
City Median home price
Nicholasville, KY $70,000
Watauga, TX $117,040
Redan, GA $115,000
Using statistics from data provider Onboard Informatics and consultant Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, 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 7,500 and 50,000.) More
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