Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
94 Franklin 37,266
71 Germantown 20,614
8 Middleton 17,918
99 Oregon 9,191
65 Whitefish Bay 14,001
Other cities
  Allouez 14,973
  Ashwaubenon 18,030
  Baraboo 11,380
  Brookfield 38,890
  Brown Deer 12,419
  Cudahy 19,365
  De Pere 23,154
  DeForest 9,092
  Fitchburg 24,744
  Fond du Lac 42,779
  Green Bay 102,635
  Greendale 14,555
  Greenfield 37,531
  Hartford 12,719
  Howard 17,273
  Hudson 11,749
  Kaukauna 14,684
  Madison 235,361
  Manitowoc 32,658
  McFarland 8,817
  Menasha 16,569
  Menomonee Falls 34,753
  Mequon 22,753
  Milwaukee 601,269
  Neenah 25,567
  New Berlin 40,144
  New Richmond 8,588
  Oak Creek 33,786
  Onalaska 16,787
  Pewaukee 11,765
  Pewaukee 9,264
  Plover 11,394
  Port Washington 11,007
  Sheboygan 48,846
  Shorewood 13,511
  St. Francis 9,772
  Stevens Point 25,276
  Stoughton 13,067
  Sun Prairie 26,957
  Sussex 9,004
  Tomah 8,776
  Two Rivers 11,924
  Verona 10,913
  Waunakee 10,665
  Waupun 10,633
  Wausau 38,611
  Wauwatosa 47,539
  West Bend 29,843
  Weston 14,385
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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