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America's best small towns

Want to get away?

Want to get away?

Senior writer for Money Magazine, Donna Rosato, may have found a new home for you. For the past 25 years Money Magazine has been compiling lists of the "Best Places to Live."

“This year we looked at small towns, population 10,000-50,000 and what we look for are good quality schools, housing affordability, low taxes, and job growth as well as quality of life afterwards,” Rosato told The Cycle on Monday. “What I think you will see throughout all the towns is a real economic vitality. The economy is a big concern to people and that’s really important to a great place to live.”

Coming in Number One is Sharon, Mass. “It’s a very pretty town. 40% of [the town] is open space. You don’t see big box stores there, it has a nice charm in the center and they really worked hard to preserve that,” Rosato said.

Wondering who else made the list? You can find the full list here and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the towns in the “comments” section below.