5. Woodbury, NY
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Population: 10,902
People per square mile: 306

Nestled against Schunnemunk Mountain, this lush green oasis feels a world away from the urban bustle of New York City. Stretches of wooded areas stand between neighborhoods, where the houses are big and backyards are barbeque-ready.

Rent out the pavilion at Earl Reservoir for your next big family function or hit the trails to watch the sunrise.

Still, civilization is never far when you need it: Woodbury's shopping outlets draw crowds from the region and Manhattan's just an hour's drive away.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projections/aggregation. Only places experiencing population growth and where median family income was above the state average were considered. No more than 2 places within a state could qualify.
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