20. Herndon, VA
Herndon, VA
Population: 24,831
Single: 33.2%
Median family income: $102,758

Folks who work in the bustling Dulles Technology Corridor, but want small-town charm, make their home in Herndon. Rub elbows over a round of golf with executives from Airbus Industries and Volkswagen, both of which have regional headquarters here. Or take part in one of the many local events on the bustling community calendar. Mingle at the popular outdoor summer concert series Friday Night Live!, or get stuck on the Ferris wheel with your new steady at the annual Herndon Festival. 

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Last updated August 17 2011: 1:25 PM ET
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