6-figure towns

Holmdel, N.J., residents pull in more than $159,000 a year. Which other places in our Best Places database have high incomes?

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24. Kailua, HI
Kailua, HI
Population: 36,277
Median family income (per year): $107,251
Median home price: $650,000

This town is home to Kailua Beach Park, a spot so well-loved that it appears other beaches literally can't compete: In 1998, a coastal expert named it the best beach in America and retired it from subsequent consideration.

Located a half-hour drive from downtown Honolulu, Kailua first appears to motorists as a sweeping panorama after they burst through the Pali Highway tunnel. Community life revolves around the beach, which is one of the world's top windsurfing destinations thanks to steady onshore trade winds.

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