Money's list of America's best small towns


6-figure towns
Here are cities from the Best Places database with some of the highest median family incomes.
Rank City 2008 median family income
1 Holmdel, NJ $159,633
2 Southborough, MA $148,297
3 North Potomac, MD $147,594
4 Redding, CT $141,609
5 Western Springs, IL $139,758
6 Hockessin, DE $137,998
7 Hermosa Beach, CA $137,941
8 Lone Tree, CO $137,310
9 Sammamish, WA $137,137
10 Birmingham, MI $135,426
11 Chantilly, VA $132,603
12 Greenburgh, NY $131,619
13 Franklin Park, PA $123,139
14 Chanhassen, MN $122,609
15 Plano, TX $121,988
16 Johnston, IA $120,776
17 Lake Oswego, OR $119,630
18 Morrisville, NC $118,545
19 Alpharetta, GA $117,002
20 Montgomery, OH $116,871
21 Ponte Vedra, FL $116,399
22 Whitefish Bay, WI $116,148
23 Hanover, NH $110,684
24 Kailua, HI $107,251
25 Granger, IN $106,171
26 Overland Park, KS $105,363
27 Holladay, UT $101,059
28 Edgewood, KY $100,972
From the August 2009 issue
Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projection/aggregation
Only one place per state could qualify.
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