Money's list of America's best small towns


Top 100
Rank City Population
26 Lenexa, KS 45,700
27 Tolland, CT 15,300
28 Plymouth Township, MI 28,800
29 Liberty, MO 30,000
30 Twinsburg, OH 17,500
31 Southborough, MA 9,900
32 Friendswood, TX 33,500
33 Brownsburg, IN 19,500
34 New Berlin, WI 39,000
35 Suwanee, GA 14,900
36 Lino Lakes, MN 19,900
37 Easton, MA 22,800
38 Grosse Ile, MI 11,300
39 Schertz, TX 29,300
40 Medina, OH 26,200
41 Springboro, OH 17,300
42 Urbandale, IA 38,100
43 Merrimack, NH 27,000
44 Apex, NC 31,600
45 Georgetown, TX 46,900
46 Hewitt, TX 13,500
47 Eldersburg, MD 33,200
48 St. John, IN 12,300
49 Madison, AL 38,300
50 Hanover, NH 8,500
From the August 2009 issue
CNNMoney's Best Places database of 1,800-plus U.S. cities includes towns with populations 8,500 to 50,000 with satisfactory education and crime scores, where income is below 200% of the state median, and that are no more than 95% white as well as cities with populations 90,000 and up.
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