America’s best small town to live in is Sharon, Mass., a quaint New England city that was insulated from the worst of the recession by the healthy job markets in nearby Boston and Providence, R.I., according to Money Magazine. The publication’s annual list of best places to live ranked small cities with populations under 50,000 based on the quality of their schools, economies, housing markets, and green spaces, among other factors.
Here’s the top 10 list Money Magazine’s 2013 “Best Small Towns to Live” (including each town’s median home price).
- Sharon, Mass.: $375,000
- Louisville, Colo.: $368,110
- Vienna, Va.: $550,000
- Chanhassen, Minn.: $201,500
- Sherwood, Ore.: $243,538
- Berkeley Heights, N.J.: $474,000
- Mason, Ohio: $176,500
- Papillion, Neb.: $141,000
- Apex, N.C.: $225,000
- West Goshen Township, Pa.: $321,500