Best places for the rich and single

We're not saying you're a gold digger. But you could follow the money to these 25 affluent cities, where singles are abundant.

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16. Evanston, IL
Evanston, IL
Population: 77,693
Single: 39.6%
Median family income: $100,007

Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan, Evanston invites singles to meet up at its sandy beaches for lakefront walks and bike rides while enjoying a picture-perfect view of Chicago's cityscape. Home to Northwestern University's undergraduate campus and business school, the town also has plenty of sidewalk cafes to sip coffee and mingle with the smart set. If your conversation takes you to world religions or exquisite architecture, stroll down Evanston's tree-lined streets to neighboring Wilmette to get a glimpse of the only Baha'i temple in North America. --H.Y.  

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Last updated July 16 2010: 8:24 AM ET

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