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CNN Money's list of America's best small towns. And the winners are ...

louisville, CO

Yes, strong local economies still exist. These small towns have 'em -- plus great schools, affordable homes, low crime, and much more.

Rank City Population
1 Louisville, CO 18,800
2 Chanhassen, MN 23,700
3 Papillion, NE 22,200
4 Middleton, WI 16,900
5 Milton, MA 25,400
6 Warren, NJ 16,100
7 Keller, TX 38,100
8 Peachtree City, GA 34,500
9 Lake St. Louis, MO 13,900
10 Mukilteo, WA 20,500
11 West Goshen, PA 8,800
12 Sammamish, WA 35,200
13 Superior, CO 10,500
14 Farmington, UT 16,500
15 Westerville, OH 35,700
16 Acton, MA 21,100
17 Newcastle, WA 9,800
18 Highland Heights, OH 8,600
19 Hopkinton, MA 14,000
20 Chaska, MN 23,900
21 Montville, NJ 22,300
22 Draper, UT 38,600
23 Solon, OH 22,000
24 Mansfield, TX 44,100
25 Ellisville, MO 9,200


From the August 2009 issue.

CNNMoney's Best Places database of 1,800-plus U.S. cities includes towns with populations 8,500 to 50,000 with satisfactory education and crime scores, where income is below 200% of the state median, and that are no more than 95% white, as well as cities with populations 90,000 and up.

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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
Beth in SF July 13, 2009, 10:22 PM

Who came up with this? I guess I’ll just say, to each their own.

Debbie in San Diego July 14, 2009, 1:43 AM

Native San Diegan - Pacific Beach. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.


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