Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
48 Coconut Creek 50,000
44 Coral Springs 126,000
72 Wellington 55,000
Other cities
  Boca Raton 85,670
  Boynton Beach 68,291
  Bradenton 53,513
  Brandon 99,448
  Cape Coral 161,484
  Clearwater 106,491
  Davie 90,238
  Daytona Beach 64,211
  Deerfield Beach 74,584
  Delray Beach 64,092
  Deltona 84,408
  Fort Lauderdale 183,126
  Fort Myers 65,394
  Fountainbleau 58,887
  Gainesville 114,916
  Hialeah 218,380
  Hollywood 141,740
  Homestead 57,936
  Jacksonville 820,693
  Kendale Lakes 55,366
  Kendall 70,875
  Kissimmee 62,291
  Lakeland 93,333
  Largo 72,732
  Lauderhill 67,073
  Lehigh Acres 72,711
  Margate 54,086
  Melbourne 77,351
  Miami 413,201
  Miami Beach 86,401
  Miami Gardens 109,346
  Miramar 108,484
  North Miami 55,908
  North Port 55,986
  Ocala 54,801
  Orlando 230,519
  Palm Bay 100,847
  Palm Coast 75,008
  Palm Harbor 57,121
  Pembroke Pines 151,866
  Pensacola 58,233
  Plantation 83,628
  Pompano Beach 73,579
  Port Orange 57,100
  Port St. Lucie 154,353
  Sanford 50,634
  Sarasota 52,340
  Spring Hill 94,995
  St. Petersburg 245,314
  Sunrise 89,026
  Tallahassee 181,189
  Tamarac 59,340
  Tamiami 51,783
  Tampa 340,882
  The Hammocks 47,537
  Town 'n' Country 76,440
  West Palm Beach 98,779
  Weston 65,580
From the August 2010 issue
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Home price trends
Hover over any of the 10 Best Places below to see how real estate prices have changed in the past 2 years.
City Avg. listing price
(June 2010)
1. Eden Prairie, MN $430,710
2. Columbia-Ellicott
     City, MD
$487,602
3. Newton, MA $989,445
4. Bellevue, WA $801,423
5. McKinney, TX $267,661
6. Fort Collins, CO $271,950
7. Overland Park, KS $308,235
8. Fishers, IN $282,482
9. Ames, IA $189,657
10. Rogers, AR $269,229

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Population
8.4M
46,000
Home Prices
2009 median sales prices
$1.2M
$36K
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Using statistics from data provider Onboard Informatics, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small cities for families. (Last year, we looked at small towns, with populations between 8,500 and 50,000.) More

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