Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
32 Friendswood 33,500
45 Georgetown 46,900
46 Hewitt 13,500
7 Keller 38,100
24 Mansfield 44,100
39 Schertz 29,300
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Abilene 116,200
  Amarillo 186,100
  Anderson Mill 9,600
  Arlington 371,000
  Austin 743,100
  Beaumont 109,600
  Bedford 49,000
  Benbrook 22,700
  Boerne 9,400
  Brownsville 172,800
  Brushy Creek 26,600
  Canyon Lake 20,400
  Carrollton 123,800
  Cibolo 12,400
  Corinth 20,400
  Corpus Christi 285,500
  Dallas 1,240,500
  Deer Park 30,600
  Denton 115,500
  DeSoto 46,900
  Duncanville 36,200
  Eagle Mountain 9,500
  El Paso 606,900
  Fort Worth 681,800
  Fredericksburg 10,900
  Garland 218,800
  Grand Prairie 158,400
  Houston 2,208,200
  Hurst 38,400
  Irving 199,500
  Jollyville 18,500
  Katy 13,800
  Killeen 112,400
  La Porte 34,300
  Lake Jackson 27,500
  Lakeway 10,600
  Laredo 217,500
  Lewisville 98,100
  Live Oak 12,500
  Lubbock 217,300
  McAllen 127,200
  McKinney 115,600
  Mesquite 131,700
  Midland 103,900
  Midlothian 15,600
  Murphy 13,900
  Nederland 16,200
  Odessa 96,800
  Pasadena 146,500
  Pecan Grove 19,000
  Pflugerville 34,400
  Plano 260,800
  Port Neches 12,700
  Rendon 12,500
  Richardson 99,600
  Rockwall 33,800
  Round Rock 97,000
  San Angelo 90,500
  San Antonio 1,329,000
  Stafford 19,500
  Tyler 96,500
  Universal City 18,000
  Waco 122,200
  Weatherford 25,700
  Wells Branch 12,200
  Wichita Falls 101,600
  Windemere 9,000
  Woodway 8,800
From the August 2009 issue
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