Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
29 Abington 54,000
79 Millcreek 54,000
Other cities
  Allentown 107,250
  Bensalem 56,437
  Bethlehem 73,575
  Erie 97,986
  Lancaster 57,290
  Levittown 49,061
  Lower Merion 56,789
  Philadelphia 1,447,395
  Pittsburgh 310,037
  Reading 80,506
  Scranton 72,243
  Upper Darby 78,451
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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