Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
80 Ballwin 30,545
41 Lake St. Louis 14,325
7 Liberty 30,192
61 Webster Groves 22,169
Other cities
  Affton 19,936
  Cameron 9,182
  Chesterfield 46,914
  Columbia 99,683
  Concord 16,073
  Creve Coeur 16,575
  Ellisville 9,169
  Farmington 17,990
  Festus 11,323
  Gladstone 27,298
  Grandview 25,865
  Harrisonville 9,829
  Hazelwood 25,405
  Independence 121,527
  Jackson 13,898
  Jefferson City 41,661
  Kansas City 489,512
  Kirkwood 26,322
  Manchester 18,573
  Mehlville 28,975
  Raymore 17,302
  Raytown 30,604
  Rolla 17,947
  Springfield 160,068
  St. Louis 357,033
  Town and Country 10,655
  Troy 8,899
  Wentzville 14,531
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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