Los Alamos, NM
2. Los Alamos, NM
It’s easy to see why Los Alamos is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. A deeper look shows why it’s the second best small town in the country. Situated upon the Pajarito Plateau, between the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Santa Fe National Forest, the city’s rugged location belies its warm and vibrant appeal. Residents enjoy many things to do in Los Alamos, from cultural attractions to outdoor adventures. Home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the city is filled with scientists, engineers and creative types who enjoy ample sunshine, cultural activities, and unique western architecture. See where Los Alamos ranked on the Best Small Towns 2014 and Best Small Towns 2013.