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By Cara Popeski / Tucson News Now intern

The Town of Marana has been recognized as one of the best small cities to live in by a consumer advocacy web site.

NerdWallet, analyzed affordability, income growth, poverty rates, and economic vitality in over 900 small cities all over the country and placed Marana 14th, according to a news release.

Town Manager Gilbert Davidson said in a news release, "We're proud to be considered one of the nation's top small communities and pledge to continue our commitment to a great quality of life in Marana."

In addition to placing in the top 20 for overall top small communities, Marana ranked as NerdWallet's eighth-best city in Arizona for job seekers in November and continued its success in March by placing seventh in the state for home ownership.

To view the full NerdWallet list of best small cities to live in, visit http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/economics/best-small-cities-live-in/ .

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