Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
86 Ankeny 38,606
95 Bettendorf 34,666
13 Johnston 15,549
74 North Liberty 10,549
72 Urbandale 39,740
Other cities
  Altoona 14,999
  Cedar Rapids 127,301
  Clinton 26,621
  Davenport 101,592
  Des Moines 206,693
  Fairfield 8,932
  Grimes 8,862
  Grinnell 8,770
  Marshalltown 25,440
  Oskaloosa 10,632
  Pella 9,913
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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