Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
89 Cave Spring 25,300
94 Glen Allen 14,400
84 Mechanicsville 37,500
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Alexandria 140,000
  Aquia Harbour 10,300
  Arlington 204,600
  Bailey's Crossroads 22,600
  Bon Air 16,800
  Bull Run 12,900
  Chantilly 46,700
  Chesapeake 219,200
  Chester 21,500
  Christiansburg 19,200
  Colonial Heights 17,800
  Dranesville 110,300
  Fairfax 23,300
  Falls Church 10,900
  Forest 9,600
  Franconia 33,100
  Gainesville 15,000
  Groveton 20,400
  Hampton 146,400
  Herndon 21,900
  Hollins 15,100
  Hunter Mill 125,600
  Hybla Valley 17,500
  Idylwood 15,700
  Jefferson 26,600
  Lake Monticello 10,100
  Lake Ridge 32,600
  Lakeside 11,700
  Laurel 15,200
  Leesburg 38,500
  Lincolnia 15,700
  Linton Hall 26,400
  Lorton 22,200
  Manassas 35,400
  Merrifield 13,700
  Montclair 20,300
  Mount Vernon 29,400
  Newington 20,300
  Newport News 179,200
  Norfolk 235,700
  North Springfield 8,800
  Portsmouth 102,000
  Richmond 200,100
  Roanoke 92,600
  Rose Hill 15,800
  Springfield 35,500
  Sully 169,400
  Timberlake 10,800
  Tuckahoe 43,600
  Vienna 14,800
  Virginia Beach 434,700
  Warrenton 8,900
  West Springfield 28,000
  Williamsburg 12,400
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