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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25. Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Population: 56,124
Single: 45%
Median family income: $91,162

Surf culture meets tech geek in this California beach town, where you're just as likely to meet an engineer from a high-tech start-up as you are to cross paths with an eligible beach bum, a university lecturer, winemaker or organic farmer. Marisa Miller, a Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model is from here, but sorry boys, she's married. Instead, hunt for hotties by hiking in the redwoods, taking in the view from Pleasure Point -- a prime surf spot -- or picnicking at the outdoor Shakespeare festival each summer. --A.C. 

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Last updated July 16 2010: 8:24 AM ET

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