Money's list of America's best small towns


Top 100
Rank City Population
51 Savage, MN 28,500
52 Shoreview, MN 25,900
53 Hillsborough, NJ 39,300
54 Glen Ellyn, IL 27,100
55 Brownsburg, IN 20,200
56 Manassas Park, VA 12,300
57 Walnut, CA 32,400
58 Oswego, IL 26,100
59 West Norriton, PA 15,600
60 Mamaroneck, NY 18,900
61 Webster Groves, MO 22,200
62 Plainfield, IN 22,200
63 North Logan, UT 9,100
64 La Palma, CA 15,700
65 Whitefish Bay, WI 14,000
66 Black Forest, CO 21,800
67 Eldersburg, MD 31,200
68 The Colony, TX 46,100
69 West Linn, OR 26,200
70 Harrison, NY 24,100
71 Germantown, WI 20,600
72 Urbandale, IA 39,700
73 Cheshire, CT 29,900
74 North Liberty, IA 10,500
75 Saratoga Springs, NY 27,800
From the September 2011 issue
Best Places Winners
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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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