9) Weston, Massachusetts
Weston is one of the most affluent towns of its size and one of the most expensive ZIP codes in the country with a median home price over $2 million. Forbes ranked it the 87th wealthiest ZIP code in 2015. Its neighboring town of Newton also made this list. The median household income is $192,563, compared to the state median of $70,628. Only 17 miles from Boston, many residents commute to the city for work. There are 2,000 acres of protected land with 90 miles of trails for residents to enjoy. The town provides ample recreational activities, including exercise, cooking and art classes. There are also organized children’s activities. In 2013, Boston Magazine ranked Weston as one of the best places to live in the Boston area.
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