10 under-the-radar US cities with good schools, good jobs, and affordable homes

Money limited its ranking to smaller towns and affordable suburbs. Franklin, Tennessee is pictured.

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Money limited its ranking to smaller towns and affordable suburbs. Franklin, Tennessee is pictured.
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City of Franklin, TN – Municipal Government/Facebook

Fishers, Indiana is the best place to live in the US, according to a new ranking by Money.

The list sought to identify locations that provide its citizens with a comfortable life and looked to factors like job opportunity, quality schools, and affordable homes.

But it also aimed pinpoint the lesser known places. To do that, Money restricted its list to places with a “population of 10,000 to 100,000, to avoid the biggest cities while shining a light on smaller towns and affordable suburbs.”

The fast-growing suburb of Fishers, Indiana with ample job opportunities and quality schools, topped the list.

Read on to see the 10 best places to live in America.


10. Bozeman, Montana

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TripAdvisor/Yellowstone Country Montana Tourism

Population: 42,435

Median household income: $49,303

Average commute time: 13 minutes


9. Schaumburg, Illinois

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Grahamalonian/WikiCommons

Population: 77,557

Median household income: $73,824

Average commute time: 28 minutes


8. North Arlington, New Jersey

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Kai Schreiber/Flickr

Population: 15,563

Median household income: $73,885

Average commute time: 28 minutes


7. Lone Tree, Colorado

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Jeffrey Beall Wiki Commons

Population: 14,733

Median household income: 116,761

Average commute time: 24 minutes


6. Dickinson, North Dakota

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Calvin Beale/Wiki Commons

Population: 24,771

Median household income: $71,866

Average commute time: 12 minutes


5. Olive Branch, Mississippi

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Thomas R Machnitzki/WikiCommons

Population: 37,504

Median household income: $62,958

Average commute time: 23 minutes


4. Franklin, Tennessee

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City of Franklin, TN – Municipal Government/Facebook

Population: 72,955

Median household income: $82,334

Average commute time: 22 minutes


3. Monterey Park, California

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King of Hearts/Wikimedia Commons

Population: 62,630

Median household income: 57,419

Average commute time: 27 minutes


2. Allen, Texas

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TheBoy765/WikiCommons

Population: 96,045

Median household income: $104,524

Average commute time: 29 minutes


1. Fishers, Indiana

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WikiCommons

Population: 86,357

Median household income: $87,043

Average commute time: 24 minutes