10 Best Small Cities to Call Home in the US

Columbia, Md., tops the list
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2016 9:21 AM CDT
The lakefront in Columbia, Md.   (Wikimedia)

(Newser) – Want a decent job in a place with great schools and low taxes? You'll apparently find it in any of these 10 small cities. Time has come up with a ranking of the best cities to live in the US, with a population between 50,000 and 300,000, based on taxes, health care, education, jobs, property values, and more. The big winners:

  1. Columbia, Md.
  2. Eden Prairie, Minn.
  3. Plano, Texas
  4. West Des Moines, Iowa
  5. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
  6. Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  7. Clarkstown, NY
  8. Weston, Fla.
  9. Beaverton, Ore.
  10. Naperville, Ill.
Click for the full list or see the top 10 big US cities to call home. (Read more US cities stories.)

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