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25 great small towns to live in the US

US News & World Report – RE Logo By Devon Thorsby of US News & World Report – RE | Slide 1 of 27: For many, the big city just doesn’t cut it. The fast pace, noise and density of a major metro area sends some of us in search of more land, quiet evenings and uncrowded streets. But how do you find a small town that offers all that plus job opportunities and a welcoming community? Here's a look at the fastest-growing small cities in the U.S. with between 1,000 and 50,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2018 estimate, the most recent full data set available. Almost every destination on this list has doubled its population size between 2010 and 2018, and each offers enticements such as affordability, job opportunities and perks for families, including inviting communities, unique local attractions and access to larger metropolitan areas.

Embrace the small-town life.

For many, the big city just doesn’t cut it. The fast pace, noise and density of a major metro area sends some of us in search of more land, quiet evenings and uncrowded streets. But how do you find a small town that offers all that plus job opportunities and a welcoming community? Here's a look at the fastest-growing small cities in the U.S. with between 1,000 and 50,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2018 estimate, the most recent full data set available. Almost every destination on this list has doubled its population size between 2010 and 2018, and each offers enticements such as affordability, job opportunities and perks for families, including inviting communities, unique local attractions and access to larger metropolitan areas.

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