Best Places to Live America's best small towns

America's top 50 small towns are not only thriving economically, they’ve also got all you could want in a place to raise a family: plenty of green space, good schools, and a strong sense of community.

  • Rank
  • Town
  • Population
1 Sharon, MA 17,944 $139,850
2 Louisville, CO 18,924 $104,321
3 Vienna, VA 16,285 $144,502
4 Chanhassen, MN 23,685 $124,200
5 Sherwood, OR 18,736 $93,716
6 Berkeley Heights, NJ 13,345 $164,920
7 Mason, OH 31,761 $95,364
8 Papillion, NE 19,837 $87,858
9 Apex, NC 40,205 $93,207
10 West Goshen Township, PA 22,421 $111,404
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Using statistics from data services company Onboard Informatics and other sources, 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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