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13. Danville, CA
Danville, CA
Population: 41,540
Median family income: $160,560
Median home price: $875,000

Ah Danville! At the height of his career, Eugene O'Neill, chose the farm community as the spot to write some of his most famous plays: "The Iceman Cometh," "Long Day's Journey into Night," and "A Moon for the Misbegotten."

O'Neill and most of the farms have long since gone into the night, and now Danville is one of the Bay Area's wealthiest suburbs. But the legacy of America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright lives on at Tao House, his old homestead, which has been converted to a foundation celebrating his work.

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