Three Indiana cities make Best Small Cities list

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(June 3, 2014) – Three Indiana cities are making it big time – they’ve been included in the Best Small Cities list.

NerdWallet put together a list of the 20 best small cities to live in, and 3 of them are right here in Hoosier country.

The company says these communities are not only thriving economically, but they also are places that provide an affordable lifestyle for residents.

NerdWallet looked at the following factors: 1)  Is the city poised to grow in coming years? 2) Is the city affordable for residents? 3)  Are residents’ basic needs covered?

Topping the list was Carmel!

Carmel residents earn relatively high median incomes — workers make an average of $53,228 a year — and incomes have grown by a whopping 15.5% over a three-year period.

Fishers earned the number 5 spot, and Noblesville came in at number 20.