Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
21 Hunter's Creek 11,705
97 Winter Springs 33,698
Other cities
  Altamonte Springs 42,257
  Atlantic Beach 13,037
  Bee Ridge 8,887
  Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace 16,311
  Bloomingdale 21,602
  Boca Del Mar 20,714
  Bonita Springs 45,061
  Brandon 100,340
  Cape Canaveral 9,298
  Cape Coral 148,409
  Casselberry 24,107
  Citrus Park 24,707
  Clearwater 109,963
  Clermont 18,416
  Conway 13,914
  Cooper City 29,786
  Coral Springs 125,814
  Country Walk 14,452
  Cypress Gardens 9,765
  Cypress Lake 13,297
  DeBary 19,133
  Doral 36,690
  Dunedin 34,171
  Estero 19,116
  Fairview Shores 11,304
  Ferry Pass 28,162
  Forest City 12,567
  Fort Lauderdale 178,608
  Fort Walton Beach 18,609
  Fruit Cove 32,235
  Fruitville 13,749
  Gainesville 121,625
  Gifford 9,009
  Goldenrod 12,696
  Gonzalez 13,199
  Greater Carrollwood 34,452
  Gulf Gate Estates 10,310
  Hamptons at Boca Raton 11,582
  Hialeah 235,511
  Hobe Sound 11,272
  Hollywood 145,287
  Hudson 13,903
  Indian Harbour Beach 8,763
  Iona 14,774
  Jacksonville 819,105
  Jensen Beach 12,540
  Key Largo 10,989
  Lake Mary 13,017
  Lakeland Highlands 12,174
  Land O' Lakes 36,796
  Lighthouse Point 11,017
  Longwood 14,131
  Lynn Haven 14,696
  Marathon 8,797
  Miami 407,551
  Minneola 12,036
  Miramar 106,668
  Mount Dora 12,347
  New Smyrna Beach 23,401
  Niceville 11,874
  North Palm Beach 12,190
  Oldsmar 12,166
  Orange Park 8,509
  Orlando 198,020
  Ormond Beach 40,859
  Ormond-by-the-Sea 8,653
  Oviedo 32,894
  Palm Bay 100,863
  Palm Beach 10,394
  Palm City 21,560
  Palm Valley 19,866
  Parkland 24,574
  Pembroke Pines 161,882
  Pompano Beach 101,581
  Ponte Vedra 27,807
  Port Salerno 10,222
  Port St. Lucie 151,109
  Punta Gorda 14,869
  Rockledge 23,245
  Safety Harbor 16,610
  Samsula-Spruce Creek 8,606
  Sarasota Springs 14,343
  Satellite Beach 10,561
  Seminole 17,844
  St. Augustine 13,314
  St. Pete Beach 9,644
  St. Petersburg 240,113
  Sugarmill Woods 9,417
  Tallahassee 164,417
  Tampa 335,090
  Temple Terrace 25,823
  The Hammocks 52,215
  Upper Grand Lagoon 12,072
  Vero Beach South 23,431
  Villas 12,287
  Wekiwa Springs 22,822
  Wesley Chapel 18,951
  West Melbourne 15,303
  Wright 23,073
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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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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