Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
9 Mukilteo 20,767
18 Newcastle 10,185
15 Sammamish 46,674
Other cities
  Alderwood Manor 17,297
  Anacortes 16,837
  Arlington 16,237
  Artondale 9,552
  Bainbridge Island 21,737
  Bellevue 120,258
  Bothell 35,308
  Camano 15,115
  Cascade-Fairwood 40,585
  Cottage Lake 25,762
  Covington 17,852
  East Hill-Meridian 30,960
  East Renton Highlands 14,398
  Edmonds 40,377
  Everett 103,366
  Frederickson 8,708
  Hazel Dell North 12,172
  Inglewood-Finn Hill 24,282
  Kenmore 21,146
  Kingsgate 13,142
  Kirkland 49,931
  Lacey 41,217
  Lake Forest Park 13,127
  Lake Morton-Berrydale 10,968
  Lake Stevens 16,906
  Lakeland North 12,608
  Lakeland South 10,905
  Lynden 12,265
  Martha Lake 18,348
  Marysville 36,283
  Mercer Island 23,577
  Mill Creek 17,466
  Monroe 15,177
  Mountlake Terrace 21,200
  North Creek 32,640
  Olympia 50,206
  Port Townsend 9,350
  Richland 48,206
  Salmon Creek 20,249
  Seattle 611,068
  Seattle Hill-Silver Firs 40,019
  Silverdale 16,704
  Snohomish 9,588
  South Hill 47,994
  Spokane 213,322
  Sumner 9,685
  Tacoma 202,822
  University Place 32,712
  Vancouver 174,149
  Walnut Grove 9,132
  Woodinville 11,074
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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