Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
77 Cibolo 9,036
93 Keller 47,455
27 Murphy 10,730
68 The Colony 46,107
92 Wells Branch 13,857
Other cities
  Abilene 114,844
  Amarillo 188,756
  Arlington 388,766
  Austin 796,162
  Beaumont 109,841
  Bedford 48,685
  Bellaire 16,321
  Benbrook 23,069
  Boerne 9,317
  Brownsville 182,129
  Brushy Creek 23,859
  Carrollton 129,994
  Cedar Hill 47,105
  Cinco Ranch 14,867
  Colleyville 23,882
  Coppell 41,320
  Corinth 19,154
  Corpus Christi 288,586
  Dallas 1,294,963
  Deer Park 32,143
  Denton 111,013
  El Paso 610,387
  Fort Worth 690,365
  Fredericksburg 10,706
  Friendswood 33,773
  Frisco 98,529
  Garland 236,998
  Georgetown 47,654
  Grand Prairie 163,851
  Greatwood 10,057
  Heath 9,365
  Hewitt 14,520
  Highland Village 15,417
  Houston 2,180,804
  Hurst 37,382
  Irving 211,406
  Kerrville 21,963
  Killeen 127,365
  La Porte 35,686
  Lake Jackson 27,579
  Laredo 227,420
  Live Oak 12,458
  Lubbock 221,594
  Lufkin 33,909
  Mansfield 58,085
  McAllen 133,821
  McKinney 121,934
  Mesquite 142,231
  Midland 109,791
  Midlothian 17,691
  Nederland 17,089
  New Territory 15,504
  Odessa 101,761
  Pasadena 152,482
  Plano 292,088
  Port Neches 12,621
  Richardson 107,684
  Rockwall 30,397
  Round Rock 104,120
  San Antonio 1,326,076
  Schertz 38,027
  Shady Hollow 9,289
  Stafford 24,147
  Universal City 19,371
  Waco 122,433
  Weatherford 24,671
  West University Place 14,715
  Wichita Falls 100,904
  Woodway 9,377
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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Ranking
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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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