4) Bedford, New Hampshire
Bedford is 50 miles from Boston and a suburb of Manchester. It has a population of 22,204. While New Hampshire’s median household income is $70,303, Bedford’s median is $123,423, according to the American Community Survey, based on five years of data. The town’s website refers to itself as an “upscale residential town.” In 2015, Time Money listed Bedford as the 21st “Best Place to Live” in America. The median home price is $352,642. Though many residents commute to Boston for work, there are ample employment opportunities closer in Manchester with two hospitals, three bank offices, Verizon, Texas Instruments and Southern New Hampshire University. The area boasts strong schools and easy access to beaches and mountains. Residents also benefit financially from a lack of state income and sales tax.
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