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15. Ridgewood, NJ
Ridgewood, NJ
Population: 24,639
Median family income: $153,436
Median home price: $669,500

Residents of this upscale Bergen County village don't have to cross the river to New York for top-notch classical music. For 25 years, the Ridgewood Concert Band has culled the local ranks to create a world-class community band.

Members have ranged from students and local music teachers to former members of the New York Philharmonic - and they all do it for free. Prior to the 2008 Olympics this summer, the group will embark on a two-week concert tour of China.

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Last updated July 16 2008: 1:22 PM ET
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