Best Small Cities In America


While some folks love the big city, and wouldn’t dream of living anywhere where there isn’t a restaurant on every corner and a Whole Food down the block, there are some folks who prefer a quieter life in a small city. But if you’re one of those people, picking the right small city may be the key to a happy life. 

Well, WalletHub just came out with their list of the Best Small Cities in America, looking at more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25K and 100K. They judged each city based on 42 key indicators of livability, including housing costs, school-system quality, restaurants per capita and more.

Based on all of this, the site named Leawood, Kansas as the Best Small City in the U.S. Leawood is one of many cities that scored in the 99th percentile, earning a score of 71.52 out of 100, and coming in at number two for affordability.

Top Ten Best Small Cities in America

  • Leawood, KS
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Sammamish, WA
  • Melrose, MA
  • Carmel, IN
  • Lexington, MA
  • Milton, MA
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Cedar Park, NY

Source:WalletHub