2. Garden City, NY
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Town lore: Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of this historic Garden City building.
Population: 22,590
Single: 30.7%
Median family income: $186,956

Garden City has been a haven for the wealthy to escape New York for the last 150 years. Less than an hour from the Big Apple, the village is still one of Long Island's most desirable and exclusive places to live.

Head to Franklin Ave., the heart of a revitalized downtown district. Luxury retailers anchor the strip, once known as the "Fifth Avenue of Long Island." Fill your shopping bags and then your appetite on Franklin's burgeoning restaurant row. Then work off that five-star meal with a romantic stroll among Garden City's historic homes.

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Source: Census, Onboard projections/aggregations. Towns where over 30% of the population is single were ranked by median family income. No more than two places per county could qualify.
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