Money's list of America's best small towns


Top 100
Rank City Population
26 Ridgewood, NJ 24,500
27 Murphy, TX 10,700
28 Chelmsford, MA 35,300
29 Parker, CO 41,000
30 Highland Heights, OH 8,500
31 Horsham, PA 14,300
32 Twinsburg, OH 18,500
33 Madison, NJ 16,200
34 Herndon, VA 24,800
35 Montclair, VA 19,800
36 Oakton, VA 33,400
37 Tolland, CT 15,000
38 South Windsor, CT 25,600
39 Simsbury, CT 23,200
40 Montgomery Village, MD 41,200
41 Lake St. Louis, MO 14,300
42 Springboro, OH 16,800
43 Easton, MA 22,900
44 Lino Lakes, MN 20,000
45 Ardmore, PA 12,900
46 McCandless Township, PA 27,800
47 Lenexa, KS 48,800
48 Westfield, IN 26,100
49 Carol Stream, IL 40,300
50 Noblesville, IN 49,400
From the September 2011 issue
Best Places Winners
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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
Midwest West
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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