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Fort Collins tops ‘Best Places’ list

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Money magazine rated Fort Collins, Colo., as the best place to live in America, according to its latest annual list. Naperville, Ill., ranked second, while Sugar Land, Texas, was third. The magazine report also includes a list of cities with the highest median home price and cities with the highest annual rate of home-price appreciation. Newport Beach, Calif., ranked highest in median home price, at $1.36 million, according to the report, followed by Greenwich, Conn., at $1.13 million and Santa Barbara, Calif., at $979,500. Eighteen of 20 cities in this list are in California. The median home-price data was supplied by OnBoard and is based on actual sales within city boundaries that were collected from county and municipal assessors' offices. Meanwhile, data from OnBoard also revealed that Providence, R.I., had the highest rate of annual home-price appreciation, at 52.4 percent. Providence was followed by Avondale, Ariz., with 43.2 percent, and Bakersfield, Calif., at 42.8 percent. T...