Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
72 Cheshire 29,600
75 East Lyme 19,300
57 Simsbury 23,700
55 Somers 11,800
27 Tolland 15,300
77 Trumbull 35,900
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Avon 17,600
  Bethel 9,400
  Branford 29,800
  Bridgeport 136,700
  Brookfield 16,300
  Colchester 15,300
  Cromwell 13,700
  East Hartford 49,000
  East Haven 29,500
  Farmington 25,200
  Guilford 22,100
  Hartford 124,600
  Kensington 8,700
  Middletown 47,800
  New Haven 123,900
  New Milford 29,000
  Newington 29,900
  North Haven 24,400
  Old Saybrook 10,400
  Orange 14,100
  Portland 9,400
  Redding 9,400
  Rocky Hill 19,600
  Seymour 16,000
  Shelton 40,000
  South Windsor 25,600
  Stamford 118,500
  Stratford 49,300
  Wallingford 44,900
  Waterbury 107,200
  Waterford 20,200
  Wethersfield 26,400
  Windsor Locks 12,600
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