2) Newton, Massachusetts
The Boston suburb of Newton also made Time Money’s “10 Richest Places to Live.” The state’s median income is $70,628, but Newton’s is $118,799. Massachusetts’ median home value is $352,100, while Newton has a median of $920,000. Like Connecticut, Massachusetts has high levels of education and is home to several prestigious colleges and universities. Newton also made the magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list in 2016 ranking 31st. It’s only seven miles from downtown and connected by bus and train. The schools are ranked highly and they often partner with nearby universities like MIT and Boston College. Cost of living here is much higher than the national average, but residents enjoy the city amenities, as well as the Revolutionary War history, parks and Newton History Museum.
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