Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
16 Allen 84,000
5 McKinney 125,000
21 Missouri City 75,000
24 Rowlett 58,000
Other cities
  Abilene 116,663
  Amarillo 187,236
  Arlington 378,457
  Atascocita 61,133
  Austin 799,267
  Baytown 70,330
  Beaumont 110,553
  Brownsville 175,494
  Bryan 74,657
  Carrollton 125,595
  Cedar Park 62,308
  College Station 93,334
  Conroe 55,429
  Corpus Christi 286,462
  Dallas 1,279,910
  Denton 120,025
  Edinburg 72,113
  El Paso 613,190
  Euless 52,579
  Flower Mound 69,307
  Fort Worth 703,073
  Frisco 96,676
  Galveston 57,086
  Garland 225,751
  Grand Prairie 166,110
  Grapevine 50,471
  Harlingen 64,843
  Houston 2,242,193
  Irving 203,437
  Killeen 126,770
  Laredo 221,659
  League City 71,366
  Lewisville 92,896
  Longview 77,211
  Lubbock 222,237
  Mansfield 53,982
  McAllen 129,776
  Mesquite 137,474
  Midland 106,561
  Mission 70,217
  New Braunfels 53,547
  North Richland Hills 65,078
  Odessa 98,801
  Pasadena 147,742
  Pearland 82,903
  Pharr 66,236
  Plano 281,700
  Port Arthur 55,910
  Richardson 99,735
  Round Rock 88,519
  San Angelo 92,208
  San Antonio 1,351,305
  San Marcos 52,927
  Spring 51,508
  Sugar Land 80,704
  Temple 63,298
  The Woodlands 65,491
  Tyler 97,705
  Victoria 62,558
  Waco 124,009
  Wichita Falls 104,808
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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