Money's list of America's best small cities


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Remove   Bloomington, IL 6 282 39 16 1
  1 Eden Prairie, MN 55 3,051 198 88 5
  2 Columbia, MD 32 4,486 342 97 32
  2 Ellicott City, MD 26 3,814 360 83 28
  3 Newton, MA 52 5,435 262 184 28
  4 Bellevue, WA 58 4,773 366 103 9
  5 McKinney, TX 27 2,758 45 34 5
  6 Fort Collins, CO 7 625 45 18 1
  7 Overland Park, KS 39 2,467 242 62 3
  8 Fishers, IN 22 2,236 249 58 9
  9 Ames, IA 4 188 32 16 2
  10 Rogers, AR 9 847 26 13 1
    100 Best Places avg. 31 2,967 207 72 10
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Region
Northeast South
Midwest West
Ranking
Top 100 winners only
Population
8.4M
46,000
Home Prices
2009 median sales prices
$1.2M
$36K
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.) More

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