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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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4. Redding, CT
Redding, CT
Population: 9,365
Median family income (per year): $141,609
Median home price: $625,000*

History books say that when Mark Twain first saw the densely-forested wilderness of Redding, he exclaimed, "How beautiful it all is! I did not think it could be as beautiful as this."

Twain, who built a house in Redding in the early 1900s, is one of many famous people who have resided, or still live, in this affluent, bucolic town that's surrounded by hills, meadows and historic and modern homes. Other celebrity locals include Mary Travers of the 1960's folk group Peter, Paul and Mary and movie director/producer Barry Levinson.

Redding today is primarily a bedroom community that's well connected to major corporate hubs of Stamford, Westchester County and Manhattan.

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Last updated July 21 2009: 10:49 AM ET
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* Median based on fewer than 100 home sales in the area.
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