Money's list of America's best small towns


And the winners are...
Yes, strong local economies still exist. These small towns have 'em - plus great schools, affordable homes, low crime, and much more. More

6-figure towns Holmdel, N.J., residents pull in more than $159,000 a year. Which other places have high incomes? More


Where to find rich singles Seeking a sugar daddy (or mama)? Follow the money to these affluent towns, where singles are abundant. More

Is your town a great place to live?
Does your city have nice cafes, great culture, friendly neighbors? A real-estate market that defied the downturn? Send your photos and videos and show us why. More
What's most important to you when choosing where to live?
  • Good jobs
  • Affordable homes
  • Top schools
  • Low crime
  • Things to do
Where the jobs are
These 25 counties have experienced the most job growth over the last eight years. More

Best places, state-by-state
Texas is tied with Massachusetts, Ohio and Connecticut as home to the most Top 100 towns on this year's list. See the best places to live in your favorite state. More
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See detailed city stats, homes for sale and job openings for all the towns in our Best Places database. Facebook users: Post your thoughts on our picks. More

Compare cities
Dreaming of moving to one of our Best Places? First see how it stacks up against other cities. More

Money picked the top 100. Now itís your turn: Which town will be our fan favorite? Become a fan of your town and it might just make it to No. 1. Results updated monthly.
Town Become a fan # of fans
1. Louisville, CO Become a fan on facebook Add me! 4,256
2. Chanhassen, MN Become a fan on facebook Add me! 2,410
3. Papillion, NE Become a fan on facebook Add me! 1,581
4. Middleton, WI Become a fan on facebook Add me! 1,481
5. Milton, MA Become a fan on facebook Add me! 1,425
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Using statistics from data provider Onboard Informatics, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small towns for families. (Last year, we looked at small cities, with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.) More

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