21. Arlington, MA
Arlington, MA
Population: 42,194
Single: 33%
Median family income: $101,805

Unlike some of Boston's old-money suburbs, this pretty community doesn't have a stuffy vibe, which makes it an ideal place to meet young urban sophisticates. No wonder then that white-collar professionals have been pouring into this historic town over the past few years. Meet a brainy beauty at the Arlington Center for the Arts, which organizes readings and lectures, or arrange a date at Robbins Farm Park, the perfect perch for a magnificent view of the Boston skyline. 

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Last updated August 17 2011: 1:25 PM ET
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