Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
96 Madison 40,240
Other cities
  Alabaster 31,311
  Alexander City 14,781
  Athens 20,941
  Birmingham 224,086
  Daphne 20,272
  Fairhope 15,953
  Foley 13,207
  Fort Payne 13,474
  Gardendale 12,565
  Helena 15,336
  Huntsville 174,962
  Irondale 9,104
  Mobile 198,627
  Montgomery 199,303
  Mountain Brook 20,402
  Muscle Shoals 12,429
  Pelham 19,981
  Prattville 31,138
  Rainbow City 8,863
  Scottsboro 13,948
  Trussville 17,699
  Vestavia Hills 31,470
From the September 2011 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 year.
City Avg. listing price
(July 2011)
1. Louisville, CO $383,569
2. Milton, MA $577,008
3. Solon, OH $291,162
4. Leesburg, VA $486,018
5. Papillion, NE $218,520
6. Hanover, NH $643,500
7. Liberty, MO $177,678
8. Middleton, WI $347,770
9. Mukilteo, WA $345,487
10. Chanhassen, MN $418,607

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Region
Northeast South
Midwest West
Ranking
Top 100 winners only
Population
8.4M
8,500
Home Prices
2010 median sales prices
$2.3M
$42K
Using statistics from data services company Onboard Informatics, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small towns for families. (Last year, we looked at small cities, with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.) More

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