Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
66 Black Forest 21,775
19 Castle Rock 37,159
1 Louisville 20,041
29 Parker 41,012
20 Superior 12,932
Other cities
  Arvada 103,385
  Aurora 308,594
  Boulder 97,000
  Colorado Springs 406,307
  Denver 616,114
  Edwards 11,996
  Evergreen 9,145
  Fort Collins 138,397
  Gleneagle 9,473
  Golden 18,070
  Greenwood Village 16,430
  Gunbarrel 9,232
  Lafayette 26,383
  Lakewood 141,044
  Littleton 41,903
  Lone Tree 12,582
  Northglenn 36,741
  Pueblo 105,548
  Redlands 9,755
  Steamboat Springs 12,089
  Stonegate 10,095
  Thornton 113,405
  Westminster 110,493
  Windsor 15,765
From the September 2011 issue
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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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Region
Northeast South
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Ranking
Top 100 winners only
Population
8.4M
8,500
Home Prices
2010 median sales prices
$2.3M
$42K
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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