This year, MONEY set out to find the nation's top small CITIES with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. Here North of Boston, in Essex County particularly, most TOWN populations are less than 50,000. MONEY promises a look at small TOWNS next time around.
I love the fact that MONEY actually sent reporters to visit the 35 top-scoring places, "looking for a sense of community". 2 Massachusetts CITIES DID make the cut...see the full list of Money's BEST places to live 2014 here! You can also tour the most expensive home in the best place to live here!