Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
42 Amherst 115,000
41 Clarkstown 83,000
82 New Rochelle 75,000
88 Ramapo 116,000
53 White Plains 57,000
Other cities
  Albany 94,019
  Brentwood 51,651
  Buffalo 270,919
  Cheektowaga 74,017
  Clay 57,924
  Greenburgh 89,604
  Hempstead 53,915
  Irondequoit 48,679
  Levittown 49,401
  Mount Vernon 69,098
  New York 8,363,710
  Niagara Falls 51,345
  North Hempstead 212,845
  Rochester 206,886
  Schenectady 61,922
  Syracuse 138,068
  Tonawanda 56,578
  Union 53,601
  Utica 58,082
  Yonkers 201,588
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
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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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