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9. Burke, VA
Burke, VA
Population: 54,974
Median family income (per year): $127,036
Median home price: $335,000

This upscale community is a haven for government officials and federal contractors seeking a break from the capitol. But it also attracts residents who work for local businesses in nearby Arlington.

The living is easy in this town, which puts shopping, pools, sports fields and footpaths within convenient reach. The prototypical suburb, it boasts great schools, high-end shops and well-tended footpaths.

Burke Centre Conservancy, a 1,700-acre planned residential community with 5 neighborhoods, pools and community centers is at the heart of it all.

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Last updated July 14 2010: 11:43 AM ET

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