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Bethesda, Md., residents pull in more than $170,000 a year. Which other places in our Best Places database have high incomes?

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13. Brookline, MA
Brookline, MA
Population: 57,929
Median family income (per year): $124,035
Median home price: $500,000

Old-fashioned and progressive at once, Brookline boasts historic architecture, independent thinking, prime location and sought-after amenities.

Home prices can hit the stratosphere here: A 1920s 3-acre estate near The Country Club (the first in the U.S.) goes for more than $15 million.

Still, a culturally diverse crew of artists, academics, professionals and executives reside in the suburb, which is surrounded by Boston on three sides. They can enjoy outdoor ice skating at Larz Anderson Park, independent films at the new and improved Coolidge Corner Theatre and numerous National Historic Sites, JFK's birthplace among them.

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Last updated July 14 2010: 11:43 AM ET

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