Best Places to Live
Money's list of America's best small cities
Quality of Life
And the winners are...
These terrific small cities -- even now -- boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family.
Eden Prairie, MN
Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
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Fort Collins, CO
Overland Park, KS
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Where the jobs are
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Best places, state-by-state
Minnesota and New York both are home to 5 top 100 cities this year. See the best places to live in your favorite state.
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See detailed city stats, homes for sale and job openings for all the cities in our Best Places database. Facebook users: Post your thoughts on our picks.
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Why Eden Prairie is No. 1
Residents of the top city on Money's 100 Best Places to Live love the miles of open space, and the 'Minnesota-nice' community.
Work and play by the coast
Residents of Bellevue, Wash., No. 4 on Money's Best Places to Live, enjoy being near the water, mountains, and jobs at Microsoft.
Find charming homes, Texas-sized
McKinney, No. 5 on Money's Best Places to Live, is growing fast, thanks to families who love its historic district and diversity.
Where rich singles play
Newport Beach, Calif., is the best place to find rich singles - if you can afford the lifestyle.
Secrets of a great place to live
What's it like if your hometown is one of Money's Best Places to Live? Some lucky residents share they love most about their city.
How we picked the Best Places
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.)
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