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07/13/2010 03:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Money Magazine's Best Small Cities: Five Colorado Cities Are Named 'Best Places To Live'

Five Colorado cities ranked on Money magazine's recently published list of America's 100 best small cities. These cities, dubbed the "best places to live," were determined by complex calculation of financial, housing, education, quality of life statistics, as well as factors like leisure activities, culture and weather.

For example, quality of life was evaluated by the city's air quality index, personal crime incidents, median commute time, the percentage of the population with a commute over 45 minutes, and the percentage of the population that walk or bike to work. Eden Prairie, MN took the top spot on the list, followed by Columbia/Ellicott City, MD and Newton, MA.