Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
45 Ardmore 12,914
31 Horsham 14,328
46 McCandless Township 27,778
25 West Goshen 8,882
59 West Norriton 15,592
Other cities
  Allentown 108,919
  Audubon 9,404
  Bethel Park 32,376
  Broomall 10,872
  Carnot-Moon 10,308
  Colonial Park 12,788
  Drexel Hill 28,516
  East Norriton 13,881
  East York 9,212
  Emmaus 11,533
  Fernway 13,133
  Franklin Park 12,181
  Greensburg 15,056
  Hampton Township 17,270
  Harleysville 9,833
  Hermitage 16,140
  Hershey 12,729
  Jefferson Hills 9,816
  Kingston 13,064
  Lansdowne 10,395
  Mechanicsburg 8,962
  Middletown 8,530
  Montgomeryville 12,564
  Morrisville 9,817
  Mount Lebanon 32,608
  Mountain Top 16,132
  Nether Providence Township 13,536
  Northwest Harborcreek 9,111
  O'Hara Township 9,708
  Park Forest Village 9,935
  Penn Hills 44,142
  Philadelphia 1,554,147
  Pittsburgh 310,138
  Plum 25,570
  Progress 9,661
  Radnor Township 31,153
  Ross Township 30,465
  Scott Township 16,958
  Shaler Township 27,991
  Shiloh 11,637
  South Park Township 13,597
  Springfield 23,125
  Upper St. Clair 18,999
  Village Green-Green Ridge 8,629
  West Mifflin 20,829
  Whitehall 13,629
  Willow Grove 15,584
  York 28,197
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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