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Old 10-30-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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Not a super bad list. Still, taking COL into consideration with how much it affects QOL, towns 5-9 just don't fit the bill in being in the top 10. Very, very expensive. I wouldn't recommend any of them. The other 5, I would recommend them to varying degrees. Interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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The problem I have with this list is that almost all of the top 10 cities are just parts of much larger metro areas. The only one that isn't is #10-West Fargo, ND.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I don't think places that are within the metropolitan statistical areas of much larger cities should count and I don't really get why these are the top 10 small cities. By the pareto principle, there are going to be many, many more smaller cities than there are large ones. Look at the list of MSAs out there listed by population size and you'll see that there are many, many more smaller cities than larger ones. I like the topic itself, but the initial list is probably pretty meh.

So let's decide on what we consider a small city and maybe we can make a better list.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The problem I have with this list is that almost all of the top 10 cities are just parts of much larger metro areas. The only one that isn't is #10-West Fargo, ND.
West Fargo is nothing but the west side of greater Fargo. Part of a 250K metro that really isn't quaint or small townish.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Carmel and Brentwood are very nice small cities. Carmel reminds me a lot of Franklin, TN. They are the same size and even located on US 31. Brentwood is a very affluent area in the Nashville metro.
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Old Yesterday, 09:15 PM
 
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I wonder if the people who identified these cities know that they are all actually suburbs of larger cities? I.e., the QOL of each is basically the QOL iof its metropolitan area.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Not a super bad list. Still, taking COL into consideration with how much it affects QOL, towns 5-9 just don't fit the bill in being in the top 10. Very, very expensive. I wouldn't recommend any of them. The other 5, I would recommend them to varying degrees. Interesting. Thanks for posting.
Littleton, CO isn't *that* expensive. I mean Denver is an expensive city, Littleton isn't an outrageously expensive suburb of that city.
https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Denver-Colorado/
https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Littleton-Colorado/

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I wonder if the people who identified these cities know that they are all actually suburbs of larger cities? I.e., the QOL of each is basically the QOL iof its metropolitan area.
If they looked at a map they should know that.
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Old Today, 08:25 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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The problem I have with this list is that almost all of the top 10 cities are just parts of much larger metro areas. The only one that isn't is #10-West Fargo, ND.
Exactly what I was thinking. Article should be titled "best smaller towns that are suburbs of big cities."
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Old Today, 06:40 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I grew up in a town of about 65,000 people and I could not justify in my mind moving to a same sized town 1000 miles away unless it was a same sized beach town down in Flarida. The only small town in flyover country I would live in would be the town I grew up in.
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