I always look at “top lists” of cities to live in, even though they’re usually chosen by dubious standards and really just meant to sell copies of the magazine in the markets they list (“Lookie! We’re on the list!”). Money magazine just did one on “the best small towns” and I was shocked to see the place I grew up, Centreville, VA, as #30 on the list. Centreville recently became (in)famous as the hometown of the Virginia Tech murderer. Centreville was a horrible horrible horrible place when I lived there. I couldn’t wait to move. So what made Money like it?