Money's list of America's best small cities

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Remove   Allentown, PA $114,000 $3,923
  1 Eden Prairie, MN $235,000 $4,540
  2 Columbia, MD $310,000 $3,835
  2 Ellicott City, MD $380,000 N.A.
  3 Newton, MA $625,000 $6,343
  4 Bellevue, WA $467,500 $5,082
  5 McKinney, TX $175,820 $4,515
  6 Fort Collins, CO $210,000 $1,650
  7 Overland Park, KS $200,000 N.A.
  8 Fishers, IN $174,296 $2,009
  9 Ames, IA N.A. $2,469
  10 Rogers, AR $124,483 $1,275
    100 Best Places avg. $239,391 $3,418
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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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