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9. Wellesley, MA
Wellesley, MA
Population: 26,113
Median family income: $172,900
Median home price: $861,000

Get your book on in Wellesley. The Boston suburb is home to the school of the same name, which is consistently rated as one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges.

Notable alumni include Senator Hillary Clinton, journalist Diane Sawyer, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, the former first lady of the Republic of China.

Head to Wellesley Square in the center of town each April to cheer on the runners of the Boston Marathon as they hit the halfway point.

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