6. Amherst, NH
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Population: 11,284
People per square mile: 330

The beauty of this southern New Hampshire town starts with its winding roads and leafy neighborhoods, where spacious colonial-era homes don expansive backyards. But it doesn't end there.

You'll find blue jays and bright hues of orchids at the wildlife sanctuary and summer swim lessons in full swing at Baboosic Lake. The historic town green is a popular gathering spot for free concerts, farmers markets, and holiday celebrations.

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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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