CNNMoney Ranks America's Best Places to Live

Reston, Va. (Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)
Reston, Va. (Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)


Like selecting a soulmate, finding a great place to live can't be done just by the numbers. This year, MONEY set out to find America's best small city (pop. 50,000 to 300,000). Using data from Onboard Informatics and other sources, we identified locations with economic strength, quality health care, low crime, great schools, and lots to do. Then reporters visited 29 top-scoring places to assess what the numbers can't tell you -- whether a town is a true community.

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