Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
55 Brownsburg 20,230
50 Noblesville 49,432
62 Plainfield 22,191
48 Westfield 26,126
Other cities
  Avon 15,697
  Chesterton 12,013
  Columbus 41,440
  Crown Point 23,559
  Danville 8,723
  Decatur 9,611
  Dyer 16,034
  Evansville 116,728
  Fort Wayne 258,849
  Franklin 21,497
  Goshen 31,680
  Greenfield 18,465
  Greensburg 10,652
  Greenwood 44,893
  Highland 23,466
  Indianapolis city 814,499
  Jeffersonville 34,225
  Lakes of the Four Seasons 8,522
  Lawrence 117,220
  Madison 12,324
  Munster 22,896
  New Haven 14,299
  Plymouth 10,026
  Schererville 29,348
  Shelbyville 17,522
  South Bend 105,044
  St. John 12,810
  Valparaiso 29,923
  Warsaw 12,372
  Yorktown 8,759
  Zionsville 14,647
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
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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