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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7. Hermosa Beach, CA
Hermosa Beach, CA
Population: 19,414
Median family income (per year): $137,941
Median home price: $1,135,000

It's not hard to see why this beachfront town in the greater Los Angeles area is such a magnet for the well-off.

Locals have a choice of gorgeous beaches, numerous restaurants, art galleries and boutiques to enjoy throughout the year. Homes in Hermosa (which means "beautiful" in Spanish) run the gamut from quaint cottages to opulent $10 million McMansions featuring subtropical gardens.

And on many Sunday nights, residents and visitors can catch Jay Leno trying out his material at Hermosa Beach's Comedy & Magic Club.

See complete data and interactive map for Hermosa Beach

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Last updated July 21 2009: 10:49 AM ET
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