6. Irvine, CA
Best Places Rich Single Irvine CA
Population: 213,600
Single: 32.5%
Median family income: $116,232

Irvine isn't just the heart of wealthy Orange County. It's also the brains. The city is home to nearly a dozen institutes of higher learning that feed nearby techs and biotechs like Broadcom, Western Digital and Allergan. But this is no place for pasty-faced geeks.

With more than 50 community and neighborhood parks, Irvine tops our list for the most green space. Go cruising along the city's more than 300 miles of bikeways and then head to the mecca of capitalistic consciousness -- the Ayn Rand Institute -- to trade ideas (and phone numbers) with the objectivist of your desire.

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  @Money - Last updated August 23 2012 12:52 PM ET
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