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CNNMoney ranked Framingham the 38th best small city in America in its list of 100 best; and yes we all know Framingham is a town.

By Susan Petroni, Email the author, August 20, 2012

CNNMoney ranked Framingham the 38th best small city in America in its list of 100 best.

While those of us who live in Framingham, including myself know we are a town and not a city, there is a lot of great things to celebrate in town.

CNNMoney gave its reasons online. It wrote "Located 20 miles west of Boston, Framingham celebrates its ethnic diversity, offering public school calendars in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. It has a sweet job market to celebrate too; the town's unemployment rate is a mere 4.2% as of May. High growth has recently helped revitalize the downtown, which includes Hispanic and Brazilian retail shopping and restaurants. Completing the picture is an array of affordable housing options, from Victorian homes to multistory apartment buildings."

This time, Framingham was on the CNNMoney list on its own, as Newton was ranked #4 out of 100.

For a live link: http://framingham.patch.com/articles/framingham-ranked-38-best-place-to-live-in-america?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001