Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
10 Mukilteo 20,500
17 Newcastle 9,800
51 Richland 44,700
12 Sammamish 35,200
92 Silverdale 16,600
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Alderwood Manor 17,800
  Anacortes 16,700
  Arlington 16,600
  Artondale 9,300
  Bainbridge Island 21,900
  Bellevue 121,300
  Bothell 32,200
  Camas 17,800
  Cascade-Fairwood 40,100
  Cottage Lake 25,600
  Covington 17,600
  Des Moines 29,100
  East Renton Highlands 15,500
  East Wenatchee 12,300
  Edmonds 40,100
  Enumclaw 11,100
  Everett 98,300
  Inglewood-Finn Hill 22,700
  Kenmore 20,500
  Kingsgate 12,400
  Kirkland 47,300
  Lacey 38,100
  Lake Forest Park 12,600
  Lake Morton-Berrydale 10,300
  Lakeland North 18,100
  Lakeland South 12,100
  Lea Hill 13,800
  Lynden 11,500
  Maple Valley 17,200
  Martha Lake 18,200
  Marysville 33,600
  Mill Creek 15,600
  Monroe 16,400
  Mountlake Terrace 20,100
  North Creek 30,800
  Olympia 44,900
  Puyallup 36,500
  Redmond 49,400
  Salmon Creek 20,800
  Seattle 594,200
  Seattle Hill-Silver Firs 46,400
  Snohomish 8,800
  South Hill 45,300
  Spokane 201,000
  Tacoma 196,500
  Tumwater 13,500
  University Place 30,500
  Vancouver 161,400
  Veradale 9,800
  Walnut Grove 9,000
  Woodinville 10,200
From the August 2009 issue
Best Places Winners
Pick a state

4
0
0
1
3
2
6
0
0
2
3
0
0
3
2
3
1
0
0
0
2
6
5
4
1
4
0
3
0
4
3
0
0
1
1
6
1
2
2
2
0
0
0
6
4
0
3
5
0
5
0
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
  • Find Homes for sale
    Real estate and homes for sale on Trulia

  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
  • New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options
Video
ireportDoes 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
Data partners
ireport
Information powered by Onboard Informatics
Some data may be provided courtesy of its partners.
ireport
Homes for sale provided by Trulia Real Estate Search.

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

Comments? E-mail the editors
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.