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3. Somerville, MA
Somerville, MA
Population: 74,554
Single: 51.4%

Only New York City has more artists per capita, and the Somerville Arts Council and Somerville Open Studios hold events year-round to showcase local talent and bring together like-minded creative types. Joining the artists is a mix of young professionals, college kids, new immigrants and working class families.

Once nicknamed "Slummerville" for its high crime-rate and blue-collar reputation, the town has turned around in the past 20 years with the extension of the Boston subway's Red Line.

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