Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
34 Franklin 61,000
89 Middletown 69,000
57 Piscataway 53,000
73 Wayne 53,000
Other cities
  Bayonne 57,448
  Brick 77,064
  Camden 79,383
  Cherry Hill 69,448
  Clifton 78,219
  Dover 92,171
  East Orange 65,390
  Edison 97,404
  Elizabeth 124,755
  Gloucester 67,109
  Hamilton 89,661
  Howell 52,904
  Irvington 54,876
  Jersey City 241,114
  New Brunswick 51,841
  Newark 278,980
  North Bergen 53,447
  Parsippany-Troy Hills 49,687
  Passaic 66,884
  Paterson 145,643
  Toms River 88,358
  Trenton 82,883
  Union 53,136
  Union City 62,183
  Vineland 61,508
  Washington 53,370
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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Ranking
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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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