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20. Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
Population: 281,402
Single: 44.1%

Both work and love can flourish in this New York City gateway that's undergoing a renaissance and a boom in business.

Residents fill diverse neighborhoods including the Ironbound section and its Portuguese restaurants, the Victorian homes in Forest Hill, the brownstones of Lincoln Park, concerts at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and shows at the African Globe Theatre Works.

Downtown, new real estate developments are popping up as businesses move back to the city.

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Last updated July 22 2008: 5:38 PM ET
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