Money's list of America's best small cities

Here are towns from the Best Places database with the longest median travel time to work.
Rank City Median commute time (in minutes)
1 Palmdale, CA 39.6
2 Dale City, VA 37.8
3 Antioch, CA 36.0
4 Chino Hills, CA 34.5
5 Tracy, CA 34.4
6 New York, NY 33.6
7 Lake Elsinore, CA 32.8
8 The Hammocks, FL 32.7
9 Burke, VA 32.3
10 Kendale Lakes, FL 32.2
11 Bowie, MD 31.9
12 Atascocita, TX 31.8
13 Aspen Hill, MD 31.5
13 Wheaton-Glenmont, MD 31.5
15 Chicago, IL 31.4
16 Pittsburg, CA 31.4
17 Silver Spring, MD 31.3
18 Corona, CA 31.3
19 Centreville, VA 31.3
20 Missouri City, TX 31.2
21 Weston, FL 31.1
22 Deltona, FL 31.0
23 Frisco, TX 30.8
24 Rowland Heights, CA 30.8
24 Tamiami, FL 30.8
From the August 2010 issue
Source: Census data, Onboard 2009 projections
Best Places Winners
Home price trends
Hover over any of the 10 Best Places below to see how real estate prices have changed in the past 2 years.
City Avg. listing price
(June 2010)
1. Eden Prairie, MN $430,710
2. Columbia-Ellicott
     City, MD
3. Newton, MA $989,445
4. Bellevue, WA $801,423
5. McKinney, TX $267,661
6. Fort Collins, CO $271,950
7. Overland Park, KS $308,235
8. Fishers, IN $282,482
9. Ames, IA $189,657
10. Rogers, AR $269,229

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Using statistics from data provider Onboard Informatics, 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 8,500 and 50,000.) More

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