Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
16 Acton 21,100
37 Easton 22,800
19 Hopkinton 14,000
5 Milton 25,400
58 Shrewsbury 34,600
31 Southborough 9,900
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Abington 16,500
  Amesbury 12,700
  Arlington 41,100
  Ashland 15,800
  Attleboro 43,100
  Bedford 13,100
  Bellingham 16,200
  Belmont 23,500
  Beverly 39,200
  Billerica 39,400
  Boston 599,400
  Braintree 34,900
  Bridgewater 25,800
  Brockton 93,100
  Burlington 23,800
  Cambridge 101,400
  Canton 21,100
  Chelmsford 34,200
  Concord 17,000
  Danvers 26,900
  Dedham 23,700
  Dracut 29,700
  Duxbury 14,300
  Easthampton 16,100
  Fall River 90,900
  Foxborough 16,900
  Franklin 31,400
  Gloucester 30,300
  Hanover 13,200
  Hingham 22,900
  Hudson 15,000
  Hull 11,100
  Ipswich 13,100
  Kingston 12,100
  Leominster 41,100
  Lexington 29,200
  Longmeadow 15,900
  Lowell 103,500
  Lynnfield 11,700
  Mansfield 23,000
  Marblehead 19,900
  Marlborough 38,100
  Marshfield 25,100
  Maynard 10,300
  Medway 12,800
  Melrose 26,800
  Methuen 44,000
  Milford 25,400
  Nantucket 10,500
  Natick 31,600
  Needham 28,300
  New Bedford 91,800
  Newburyport 17,100
  Norfolk 10,400
  North Andover 28,500
  North Attleborough 28,800
  North Reading 14,000
  Northampton 28,400
  Norton 18,700
  Norwood 28,400
  Pembroke 18,000
  Pepperell 11,100
  Quincy 91,600
  Randolph 30,000
  Reading 24,000
  Salem 40,900
  Saugus 26,700
  Scituate 17,800
  Seekonk 13,700
  Sharon 16,900
  South Hadley 16,500
  Springfield 149,900
  Stoneham 22,000
  Stoughton 27,500
  Swampscott 14,700
  Tewksbury 29,000
  Townsend 9,200
  Tyngsborough 11,300
  Wakefield 24,800
  Walpole 23,700
  Watertown 32,500
  Wayland 13,000
  Westborough 18,900
  Westfield 40,200
  Westford 21,000
  Westwood 13,900
  Wilmington 22,000
  Winchester 20,100
  Winthrop 17,600
  Woburn 37,000
  Worcester 174,000
  Wrentham 10,800
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