Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
100 Sherwood 16,957
69 West Linn 26,177
Other cities
  Aloha 50,375
  Ashland 20,795
  Cedar Mill 15,294
  Eugene 154,238
  Gladstone 12,255
  Gresham 106,987
  Happy Valley 14,617
  Lake Oswego 38,198
  Milwaukie 21,279
  Oak Grove 13,701
  Oatfield 16,761
  Oregon City 32,431
  Pendleton 16,651
  Portland 584,959
  Redmond 23,126
  Rockcreek 10,367
  Roseburg 20,153
  Salem 155,987
  Tigard 50,153
  Tualatin 27,945
  West Haven-Sylvan 8,679
  Wilsonville 18,042
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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