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  • The 50 Happiest Small Towns in America

    Movoto identified places across the U.S. with a population of 40,000 to 61,000 and ranked them according to "joy-inducing criteria" including crime rate, income, home ownership, walkability, and other stress-related factors.

  • Top 30 Cities for Green Building Adoption, Commercial Office Market

    CBRE's inaugural Green Building Adoption Index benchmarks how the 30 largest commercial office markets in the U.S. rank for adoption of "green" space.

  • 2014's Greenest Cities and States

    The 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from research firm Clean Edge tracks clean tech progress by state, and in the 50 largest metro areas.

  • Top 10 Towns for Families

    Family Circle and Onboard Informatics identify the top 10 towns for families by comparing four metrics: median income, median home price, the percentage of households with children, and GreatSchools rankings. An interactive Google Map provides a drilldown of the four metrics in each location.