11. Easton, MA
Easton, MA
Population: 22,864
Single: 32.6%
Median family income: $112,243

Those who can afford the best of both worlds flock to Easton. This pristine town is just a short drive from all Boston has to offer, while giving its well-heeled residents a chance to enjoy life at a more genteel pace. Easton's quaint downtown is flanked by breathtaking farmland, parks and trails. Pack a picnic and hike in Sheep's Pasture with your new beau, or meet a fellow do-gooder by volunteering at the Farm at Stonehill College, which distributes organic produce to local community groups.  

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Last updated August 17 2011: 1:25 PM ET
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