Best Suburbs for a Slower Pace of Life

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Want a house with a white picket fence, a big backyard for the kids to play in and a nice park for Fido to meet his doggie playmates? Yep, life in the suburbs sure can be grand, and if you'd rather have backyard barbecues on a quiet street than bar brawls in the big city, then these are the places you should be looking to live.

As part of its "Best Places to Live" series, Coldwell Banker, along with Onboard Informatics, scoured data to come up with the best suburbs in the country. (They've already determined the best places for social seekers.) The results were based on each community's access to suburban amenities (such as grocery stores and banks), proximity to good schools, commuting time and safety.

Cherry Hills Village, Colo., scored the highest because of its near-100 percent homeownership rate and average commute time of less than 20 minutes. Wanna see the whole list? Click through the gallery before. (Coldwell Banker wrote the write-ups in each slide.)

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