9. Montclair, NJ
Montclair, NJ
Population: 36,156
Single: 30.8%
Median family income: $117,707

Don't let its tree-lined streets fool you: Montclair isn't your typical bedroom community. The township boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene that makes it one of the most sought-after locales for white-collar professionals working in Manhattan. Watch an art-house flick, and see if your new love interest's tastes measure up. Or catch a live show at the Wellmont Theatre, which hosts comedy and musical acts. Then you can while away your weekends with your new squeeze exploring the boutiques, music shops and antique stores along Bloomfield Avenue. 

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Last updated August 17 2011: 1:25 PM ET
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