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Money Magazine Rating the Study List

Money magazine “Best Places to Live 2011”

Complete city rankings, population and associated metropolitan areas

Money's Rank City Population Metro name Metro population
1 Louisville, CO 18,400 Boulder, CO 300,100
2 Milton, MA 27,000 Boston-Quincy, MA 1,902,900
3 Solon, OH 23,300 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,083,200
4 Leesburg, VA 42,600 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,251,000
5 Papillion, NE 18,900 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 851,000
6 Hanover, NH 8,600
7 Liberty, MO 29,100 Kansas City, MO-KS 2,036,400
8 Middleton, WI 17,400 Madison, WI 564,100
9 Mukilteo, WA 20,300 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 2,612,100
10 Chanhassen, MN 23,000 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,282,100
11 Sharon, MA 17,500 Boston-Quincy, MA 1,902,900
12 Farmington, UT 18,300 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 552,500
13 Johnston, IA 15,500 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 570,000
14 Arden Hills, MN 9,600 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,282,100
15 Sammamish, WA 46,700 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 2,612,100
16 Acton, MA 22,000 Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA 1,487,800
17 Montville, NJ 21,800 Newark-Union, NJ-PA 2,126,600
18 Newcastle, WA 10,200 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 2,612,100
19 Castle Rock, CO 37,200 Denver-Aurora, CO 2,586,000
20 Superior, CO 12,900 Boulder, CO 300,100
21 Hunter's Creek, FL 11,700 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 2,140,500
22 South Brunswick, NJ 42,000 Edison, NJ 2,345,400
23 North Salt Lake, UT 13,800 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 552,500
24 Mason, OH 33,100 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2,180,900
25 West Goshen, PA 8,900 Philadelphia, PA 3,949,400
26 Ridgewood, NJ 24,500 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ 11,763,600
27 Murphy, TX 10,700 Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX 4,366,400
28 Chelmsford, MA 35,300 Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA 1,487,800
29 Parker, CO 41,000 Denver-Aurora, CO 2,586,000
30 Highland Heights, OH 8,500 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,083,200
31 Horsham, PA 14,300 Philadelphia, PA 3,949,400
32 Twinsburg, OH 18,500 Akron, OH 696,700
33 Madison, NJ 16,200 Newark-Union, NJ-PA 2,126,600
34 Herndon, VA 24,800 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,251,000
35 Montclair, VA 19,800 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,251,000
36 Oakton, VA 33,400 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,251,000
37 Tolland, CT 15,000 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,197,200
38 South Windsor, CT 25,600 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,197,200
39 Simsbury, CT 23,200 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,197,200
40 Montgomery Village, MD 41,200 Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD 1,193,600
41 Lake St. Louis, MO 14,300 St. Louis, MO-IL 2,836,900
42 Springboro, OH 16,800 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2,180,900
43 Easton, MA 22,900 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1,592,500
44 Lino Lakes, MN 20,000 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,282,100
45 Ardmore, PA 12,900 Philadelphia, PA 3,949,400
46 McCandless Township, PA 27,800 Pittsburgh, PA 2,342,400
47 Lenexa, KS 48,800 Kansas City, MO-KS 2,036,400
48 Westfield, IN 26,100 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,745,000
49 Carol Stream, IL 40,300 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL 8,036,300
50 Noblesville, IN 49,400 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,745,000
51 Savage, MN 28,500 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,282,100
52 Shoreview, MN 25,900 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,282,100
53 Hillsborough, NJ 39,300 Newark-Union, NJ-PA 2,126,600
54 Glen Ellyn, IL 27,100 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL 8,036,300
55 Brownsburg, IN 20,200 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,745,000
56 Manassas Park, VA 12,300 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,251,000
57 Walnut, CA 32,400 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA 10,144,100
58 Oswego, IL 26,100 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL 8,036,300
59 West Norriton, PA 15,600 Philadelphia, PA 3,949,400
60 Mamaroneck, NY 18,900 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ 11,763,600
61 Webster Groves, MO 22,200 St. Louis, MO-IL 2,836,900
62 Plainfield, IN 22,200 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,745,000
63 North Logan, UT 9,100 Logan, UT-ID 128,500
64 La Palma, CA 15,700 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA 3,099,900
65 Whitefish Bay, WI 14,000 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,547,100
66 Black Forest, CO 21,800 Colorado Springs, CO 630,800
67 Eldersburg, MD 31,200 Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,677,500
68 The Colony, TX 46,100 Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX 4,366,400
69 West Linn, OR 26,200 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 2,247,000
70 Harrison, NY 24,100 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ 11,763,600
71 Germantown, WI 20,600 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,547,100
72 Urbandale, IA 39,700 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 570,000
73 Cheshire, CT 29,900 New Haven-Milford, CT 845,900
74 North Liberty, IA 10,500 Iowa City, IA 152,600
75 Saratoga Springs, NY 27,800 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 859,300
76 Nanuet, NY 18,100 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ 11,763,600
77 Cibolo, TX 9,000 San Antonio, TX 2,091,800
78 Pearl River, NY 15,700 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ 11,763,600
79 Hernando, MS 12,800 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,294,500
80 Ballwin, MO 30,500 St. Louis, MO-IL 2,836,900
81 Lindon, UT 11,100 Provo-Orem, UT 564,300
82 Crofton, MD 20,900 Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,677,500
83 Clayton, CA 10,500 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA 2,574,000
84 Columbus, NE 21,800
85 Draper, UT 37,100 Salt Lake City, UT 1,154,800
86 Ankeny, IA 38,600 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 570,000
87 Merrimack, NH 26,500 Manchester-Nashua, NH 402,100
88 Portland, CT 9,600 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,197,200
89 Brandon, MS 24,200 Jackson, MS 541,700
90 Dover, NH 30,500 Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH 420,800
91 Peachtree City, GA 35,900 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,567,700
92 Wells Branch, TX 13,900 Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,708,100
93 Keller, TX 47,500 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,134,500
94 Franklin, WI 37,300 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,547,100
95 Bettendorf, IA 34,700 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 379,500
96 Madison, AL 40,200 Huntsville, AL 406,400
97 Winter Springs, FL 33,700 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 2,140,500
98 South Elgin, IL 22,300 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL 8,036,300
99 Oregon, WI 9,200 Madison, WI 564,100
100 Sherwood, OR 17,000 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 2,247,000

Money Magazine Best Places to Live 2011

Money Magazine Best Places to Live 2011 Rating the Study