2. Weston, CT
best places top earning weston connecticut
Population: 10,388
Median family income: $275,154
Median home price: $755,000

In picturesque Weston, you can see your neighbors if you're feeling sociable, but you don't necessarily have to. Well-heeled locals enjoy the privacy of sprawling estates, thanks to zoning that makes the minimum lot size here a roomy two acres.

Residents often compare Weston to nearby Westport but find they can get more house for the money here. Meanwhile, an outstanding small school system gives students the feel of private education at a public school price.

Love the outdoors? Seek out the area's 1,700-acre nature preserve for hiking, birding and cross-country skiing. There's not much shopping here, but New York City is only about an hour away by car.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projection/aggregation. Only two places per state could qualify.
  @Money - Last updated August 12 2013 08:24 AM ET
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