7. Newton, MA
Population: 84,655
Median family income: $145,639
Median home price: $650,000

Run the Boston marathon for your own little tour of suburban Newton and its posh and historic housing stock—wealthy residents pay top dollar for homes in one of 13 villages, each with its own cluster of shops, and connected by a network of tree-lined scenic roads and golf courses.

Newton is also home to four of the marathon's hills, including the race's infamous "Heartbreak Hill." You'll lope past Boston College, one of three colleges within Newton's borders and the city's largest employer. Other amenities you might not notice from the race route: one of the largest libraries in the state, as well as one of the best school districts.

See complete data and interactive map for Newton


  @Money - Last updated August 23 2012 12:50 PM ET
Join the Conversation
Full list: Top 100

These terrific small cities offer strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, and a true sense of community.

Real Estate Calculator
recalchome

Was my home a good investment?

Find out now
Find Homes for sale
  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
    New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
    Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options
Overnight Avg Rate Latest Change Last Week
30 yr fixed4.28%4.41%
15 yr fixed3.30%3.33%
5/1 ARM3.30%3.34%
30 yr refi4.31%4.39%
15 yr refi3.35%3.31%
View rates in your area
 
Find personalized rates:
Rate data provided
by Bankrate.com
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.