Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
70 Harrison 24,071
60 Mamaroneck 18,885
76 Nanuet 18,104
78 Pearl River 15,678
75 Saratoga Springs 27,824
Other cities
  Amherst 116,554
  Amityville 9,841
  Arlington 13,156
  Babylon 13,116
  Baldwin 23,137
  Bay Shore 25,066
  Bayport 9,002
  Bellmore 16,435
  Bethpage 17,224
  Bohemia 10,462
  Brighton 35,818
  Buffalo 260,960
  Canandaigua 11,015
  Centereach 29,752
  Chappaqua 9,459
  Commack 37,650
  Congers 8,525
  Coram 41,632
  Corning 9,929
  Croton-on-Hudson 9,105
  Deer Park 29,709
  Depew 15,260
  Dix Hills 26,143
  Dobbs Ferry 11,003
  East Islip 13,813
  East Massapequa 20,010
  East Meadow 38,278
  East Northport 21,983
  East Patchogue 22,022
  East Rockaway 11,269
  Eastchester 19,305
  Elwood 11,712
  Endwell 10,974
  Fairmount 10,294
  Floral Park 16,183
  Fort Salonga 10,022
  Franklin Square 29,371
  Freeport 43,501
  Garden City 22,433
  Glen Cove 28,190
  Great Neck 9,632
  Greenlawn 13,675
  Hamburg 9,414
  Hampton Bays 13,282
  Hartsdale 11,745
  Hauppauge 21,888
  Hicksville 41,817
  Holbrook 29,406
  Holtsville 19,061
  Huntington 18,931
  Huntington Station 30,615
  Irondequoit 50,044
  Islip 21,465
  Jefferson Valley-Yorktown 14,972
  Jericho 13,120
  Kenmore 15,065
  Kings Park 16,812
  Kingston 23,445
  Lake Carmel 9,095
  Lake Grove 11,446
  Lake Ronkonkoma 20,797
  Lancaster 10,221
  Lindenhurst 28,943
  Long Beach 36,764
  Lynbrook 20,332
  Malverne 8,883
  Manorville 13,385
  Massapequa 22,888
  Massapequa Park 17,667
  Medford 24,669
  Melville 18,163
  Merrick 22,813
  Middle Island 11,134
  Miller Place 14,651
  Mineola 19,288
  Monroe 9,554
  Mount Kisco 10,748
  Mount Sinai 10,033
  Nesconset 13,332
  New City 33,811
  New Hyde Park 9,356
  New Windsor 9,445
  New York 8,415,920
  North Babylon 18,224
  North Bellmore 20,630
  North Bellport 9,699
  North Hempstead 228,201
  North Lindenhurst 12,218
  North Massapequa 19,268
  North Merrick 11,512
  North New Hyde Park 15,156
  North Valley Stream 15,457
  North Wantagh 12,276
  Oakdale 9,465
  Oceanside 32,465
  Oneida 11,076
  Patchogue 11,565
  Plainedge 9,728
  Plainview 26,983
  Plattsburgh 19,411
  Port Jefferson Station 8,574
  Port Washington 15,937
  Ramapo 118,743
  Rochester 207,746
  Rockville Centre 25,001
  Rocky Point 10,455
  Ronkonkoma 21,333
  Rotterdam 21,361
  Rye 15,612
  Rye Brook 9,146
  Salisbury 12,522
  Sayville 17,628
  Scarsdale 17,745
  Seaford 15,769
  Setauket-East Setauket 17,200
  Sleepy Hollow 9,568
  Smithtown 28,101
  South Farmingdale 15,259
  South Huntington 9,773
  St. James 13,810
  Stony Brook 14,173
  Stony Point 12,131
  Suffern 11,240
  Syosset 18,130
  Syracuse 140,210
  Tarrytown 12,077
  Terryville 12,643
  Uniondale 23,359
  Valley Cottage 9,090
  Valley Stream 37,597
  Wantagh 19,277
  West Hempstead 18,985
  West Islip 30,134
  Westbury 15,178
  Woodbury 9,925
  Woodmere 18,209
  Yonkers 201,422
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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Population
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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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