Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
73 Cheshire 29,851
88 Portland 9,607
39 Simsbury 23,151
38 South Windsor 25,610
37 Tolland 14,977
Other cities
  Avon 17,767
  Bethel 9,659
  Branford 29,287
  Bridgeport 144,555
  Brookfield 17,037
  Colchester 15,537
  Cromwell 14,007
  Darien 20,049
  East Lyme 18,618
  Farmington 25,484
  Guilford 21,901
  Hartford 121,839
  Kensington 8,567
  Middletown 46,097
  New Canaan 19,682
  New Haven 128,377
  New Milford 28,591
  Newington 29,672
  North Haven 24,289
  Oakville 8,940
  Old Saybrook 10,526
  Orange 13,775
  Redding 9,433
  Rocky Hill 19,609
  Seymour 16,092
  Shelton 40,014
  Somers 11,651
  Stamford 120,408
  Stratford 49,430
  Trumbull 36,167
  Wallingford 44,942
  Waterbury 105,973
  Waterford 19,564
  Weston 10,150
  Westport 25,937
  Wethersfield 26,398
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
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Ranking
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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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