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Money’s Best Places in America List

October 7, 1999

Money magazine has ranked the best places to live in the United States, according to the three best big cities, three best small cities, lowest incidence of violent crime (five cities), best high school graduation rate (five cities) and best future job growth (five cities). A look at the magazine’s findings:

Best big cities to live in America

San Francisco

Austin, Texas

New York

Best small cities to live in America

Rochester, Minn.

Columbia, Mo.

Boulder, Colo.

Lowest incident of violent crime

Appleton, Wis.

Nashua, N.H.

Danbury, Conn.

Portsmouth, N.H.

Fargo, N.D.

Best high school graduation rate

State College, Pa.

Anchorage, Alaska

Des Moines, Iowa

Boulder, Colo.

Minneapolis

Best future job growth

Las Vegas

Punta Gorda, Fla.

Austin, Texas

Provo, Utah

Fayetteville, Ark.

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