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Newton ranked 4th best place to live by Money Magazine

It may not rival Carmel, Ind., but Newton grabbed fourth place in Money Magazine’s 2012 rankings of the best places to live in America.

Educational opportunities and community activities put “The Garden City” into the top ­echelon of the list, released Monday, which rated 100 small cities based on criteria such as job growth, family income, test scores, crime rates, health care, and housing prices.

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