DRESSING UP: Katie Braden consults with her mother Brooksie Braden while shopping on Montana Avenue. (File photo)

DRESSING UP: Katie Braden consults with her mother Brooksie Braden while shopping on Montana Avenue. (File photo)

Santa Monica was rated No. 1 on a list of the 10 best dressed small cities in America, according to a blog from real estate website www.movoto.com.

Santa Monica beat nine other cities including: Boca Raton, Fla.; Newport Beach, Calif.; Westminster, Calif.; San Mateo, Calif.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Albany, N.Y.; Evanston, Calif.; Mission Viejo, Calif.; and Miami Beach, Fla.

Movoto, with the help of yelp.com, looked at 153 cities with populations between 75,000 to 99,999.

To determine which of the small cities was the best dressed, the blog used five traits: high-end fashion stores, high-end shoe stores, high-end jewelry stores, tailors, and dry cleaners per capita.

Movoto reported that Santa Monica had one high-end fashion store for every 1,043 residents while Newport Beach was second with one for every 1,360 residents and Miami Beach was third with one for every 1,849.