Cities across the state, including a few in the metro, have been ranked as some of the best small cities in America.
Ankeny was the first Iowa city on the list, ranking No. 9, followed by metro cities Urbandale at No. 12. and West Des Moines at No. 40.
Eastern Iowa cities Marion ranked No. 20, Bettendorf ranked No. 32 and Cedar Falls ranked No. 34.
College towns Iowa City and Ames are ranked 74 and 79, respectively.