Top 10s

We’re always coming up with new ways to show off great cities. See our top picks in categories like green cities, college towns, food cities and tons more.

Miami University's enthusiastic marching band helps make Oxford one of Livability.com's 10 Best College Towns for 2014.

We selected the best college towns from each Football Bowl Subdivision conference, then ranked the top 10. Take a look at how these cities stacked up and find out which place took the No. 1 spot in our annual college towns list.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail in Glenwood Springs, Colo., is one reason the city is a Top 10 Small Town for 2014.

The best small towns feature stunning scenery, high concentrations of cultural amenities and residents who engage in their communities. But perhaps the best thing about a great small town is its ability to change your perspective. Come see what you think.

Curate helps make Asheville, N.C., one of the Top 10 Foodie Cities for 2014.

Dig in to our list of the best foodie cities of 2014. We set the table with places that contain diverse collections of independent restaurants and residents who strongly support local farmers, and where healthy foods are easily accessible. Take a look, but don't look hungry.

Palo Alto Duck Pond in Palo Alto, Calif., is a great place for families.

Great schools, playgrounds and low crime are only part of the package that makes a city great for children. To pick the best places for kids, we looked at health data, cost of living and even how many restaurants have kids' menus. See who made our list.

Downtown Minneapolis, Minn., draws young professionals.

Thousands of new college graduates will soon be looking for somewhere to start a career, hopefully somewhat related to their chosen field of study. We can't find them all jobs, but we can help them find the best cities for recent college grads. These are towns with high numbers of young adults, great entertainment options and, most importantly, employment potential.

White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis includes the Central Canal.

Our picks for the best downtowns of 2014 include cities undergoing significant improvement. We looked for downtowns with declining vacancy and growing populations. These places are attracting new residents and businesses while creating a vibrant scene that draws tourists and unites the greater community with a sense of pride.

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