Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
85 Alabaster 28,700
83 Calera 9,400
90 Helena 14,200
49 Madison 38,300
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Alexander City 15,000
  Athens 22,900
  Birmingham 229,800
  Daphne 19,000
  Fairhope 16,600
  Florence 37,400
  Foley 13,400
  Fort Payne 13,900
  Gardendale 13,400
  Huntsville 171,300
  Irondale 9,500
  Jasper 14,000
  Mobile 191,400
  Montgomery 204,100
  Muscle Shoals 12,800
  Northport 22,800
  Pelham 20,600
  Pell City 12,500
  Prattville 32,000
  Rainbow City 9,200
  Scottsboro 14,900
  Trussville 18,600
From the August 2009 issue
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