Money's list of America's best small towns


Rich and single
In these affluent towns, singles are abundant.
Rank City % population single 2010 median family income
1 Manhattan Beach, CA 30.2% $154,860
2 Tysons Corner, VA 32.1% $143,749
3 Beverly Hills, CA 30.4% $142,180
4 Hermosa Beach, CA 47.5% $134,033
5 Madison, NJ 31.7% $131,529
6 Milton, MA 30.5% $121,355
7 Arlington, VA 42.1% $119,427
8 Coronado, CA 33.9% $119,205
9 Montclair, NJ 30.8% $117,707
10 Edgewater, NJ 34.3% $113,356
11 Easton, MA 32.6% $112,243
12 Okemos, MI 31.6% $111,516
13 Marina del Rey, CA 39.2% $110,327
14 Irvine, CA 32.6% $107,546
15 Ardmore, PA 32.3% $103,689
16 Arden Hills, MN 33.8% $103,620
17 Edwards, CO 33.8% $103,508
18 Westbury, NY 31.5% $103,272
19 Lisle, IL 30.9% $103,236
20 Herndon, VA 33.2% $102,758
21 Arlington, MA 33.0% $101,805
22 Kirkland, WA 30.8% $101,056
23 Alexandria, VA 38.6% $100,957
24 Campbell, CA 30.3% $97,459
25 Berkeley, CA 50.7% $97,067
From the September 2011 issue
Source: Census, OnBoard projections/aggregations
Cities where at least 30% of the population is single were ranked by median family income.
Best Places Winners
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Home price trends
Hover over any of the 10 Best Places below to see how real estate prices have changed in the past year.
City Avg. listing price
(July 2011)
1. Louisville, CO $383,569
2. Milton, MA $577,008
3. Solon, OH $291,162
4. Leesburg, VA $486,018
5. Papillion, NE $218,520
6. Hanover, NH $643,500
7. Liberty, MO $177,678
8. Middleton, WI $347,770
9. Mukilteo, WA $345,487
10. Chanhassen, MN $418,607

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Region
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Ranking
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Population
8.4M
8,500
Home Prices
2010 median sales prices
$2.3M
$42K
Using statistics from data services company Onboard Informatics, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small towns for families. (Last year, we looked at small cities, with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.) More

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