15. Ardmore, PA
Ardmore, PA
Population: 12,914
Single: 32.3%
Median family income: $103,689

It's easy to start up a conversation in Ardmore, whether you're riding the Main Line trolley or just people-watching at a coffee shop. You're likely to meet university lecturers from the nearby college towns of Bryn Mawr and Haverford as well as business types who commute to Philly. For a relaxed night, walk to any of the local pubs and kick back with a beer, or catch the grooving live mic nights at MilkBoy Coffee, a coffee shop which started out as a recording studio. 

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Last updated August 17 2011: 1:25 PM ET
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