Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
46 Ann Arbor 116,000
Other cities
  Battle Creek 52,053
  Canton 91,832
  Clinton 96,062
  Dearborn 97,329
  Dearborn Heights 58,256
  Detroit 912,062
  Farmington Hills 78,522
  Flint 112,900
  Grand Rapids 197,223
  Kalamazoo 74,343
  Lansing 114,341
  Livonia 91,220
  Macomb 74,568
  Novi 54,054
  Pontiac 66,095
  Redford 51,245
  Rochester Hills 69,014
  Royal Oak 57,110
  Saginaw 55,620
  Shelby 72,329
  Southfield 75,392
  St. Clair Shores 60,364
  Sterling Heights 128,219
  Taylor 66,296
  Troy 80,264
  Warren 133,939
  Waterford 71,926
  West Bloomfield Township 63,261
  Westland 88,465
  Wyoming 71,692
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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Region
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Ranking
Top 100 winners only
Population
8.4M
46,000
Home Prices
2009 median sales prices
$1.2M
$36K
Video
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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