Amherst One of 50 'Best Places to Live'

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 1:18 PM EDT

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Amherst One of 50 'Best Places to Live'

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 1:18 PM EDT

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) -- The Town of Amherst has cracked the top 50 on the 'Best Places to Live' list, according to CNN Money Magazine.

The north towns suburb placed number 42 on the list of 100 small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.

The rankings were decided based on a number of factors, including housing costs, schools, leisure, safety, jobs and other criteria. Amherst is already well known as one of the safest places in America.

Topping the list this year? Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A small, 64,000 resident town which boasts a great economy and plenty of family-friendly locales.

See the entire list here.