Money's list of America's best small cities

Top 100
Rank City Population
76 West Hartford, CT 65,100
77 Howell, NJ 52,000
78 Coral Springs, FL 129,800
79 Lee's Summit, MO 81,900
80 Greenburgh, NY 89,000
81 Germantown, MD 59,600
82 St. Charles, MO 63,000
83 Sandy, UT 94,200
84 Henderson, NV 240,600
85 Chesapeake, VA 220,500
86 Middletown, NJ 67,600
87 Brookline, MA 59,600
88 Fargo, ND 90,000
89 Madison, WI 223,300
90 Roseville, CA 107,100
91 Fountain Valley, CA 55,800
92 Orland Park, IL 55,500
93 Blaine, MN 55,100
94 Sunnyvale, CA 130,500
95 Spring Valley, NV 176,700
96 Grand Prairie, TX 153,800
97 Bismarck, ND 58,300
98 Miramar, FL 108,000
99 Midlothian, VA 54,500
100 Wayne, NJ 55,700
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Top 3

City Median income
New Canaan, CT $231,138
Darien, CT $218,130
Lake Forest, IL $212,122
City % single
Hoboken, NJ 57.7%
Cambridge, MA 52.4%
Somerville, MA 51.4%
City Median home price
Nicholasville, KY $70,000
Watauga, TX $117,040
Redan, GA $115,000
Using statistics from data provider Onboard Informatics and consultant Bert Sperling of, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small cities for families. (Last year, we looked at small towns, with populations between 7,500 and 50,000.) More

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