Money's list of America's best small towns

Here are towns from the Best Places database with the highest average temperatures in July.
Rank City Avg. high temperature in July (°F)
1 Peoria, AZ 107.6°
1 Sun City West, AZ 107.6°
1 Surprise, AZ 107.6°
1 Glendale, AZ 107.6°
5 Las Vegas, NV 107.5°
5 North Las Vegas, NV 107.5°
5 Sunrise Manor, NV 107.5°
8 Gilbert, AZ 105.7°
8 Chandler, AZ 105.7°
8 Mesa, AZ 105.7°
11 Scottsdale, AZ 105.2°
11 Fountain Hills, AZ 105.2°
13 Gold Camp, AZ 104.3°
14 Paradise Valley, AZ 104.2°
14 Phoenix, AZ 104.2°
16 Henderson, NV 104.1°
16 Spring Valley, NV 104.1°
16 Paradise, NV 104.1°
19 Sun Lakes, AZ 103.8°
20 Tempe, AZ 103.6°
21 Tanque Verde, AZ 101.2°
22 New River, AZ 101.1°
23 Oro Valley, AZ 100.7°
24 Tucson, AZ 100.5°
25 Boulder City, NV 99.4°
From the September 2011 issue
Source: NOAA National Weather Center observation reporting centers
County-level data. Only cities within 50 miles of a weather station considered.
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 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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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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