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6. Los Altos, CA
Los Altos, CA
Population: 27,483
Median family income: $189,839
Median home price: $1,500,000

It's in an area once called "The Valley of Hearts Delight," where acres of apricot orchards flourished. But now the heart of Los Altos beats deep in Silicon Valley.

The village, in San Francisco's Bay Area, has become a haven for techland's top earners. Still, the birthplace of Hewlett-Packard prides itself on maintaining a semi-rural feel. A few orchards remain, and hardly a sidewalk is to be found outside of commercial areas.

And remember - you are in wine country. For nearly 30 years, the locals have held a wine and arts festival every summer.

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