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Money Magazine Slices and Dices Cities

Drinks are on you, Arlingtonians! Money Magazine says you're living in the No. 2 spot in the country for the "rich and single." (Hermosa Beach, Calif., was tops.) According to Money, almost 42 percent of Arlingtonians are single, and the 2008 median income was $108,815. (BTW, did you know you were rich?)

The Washington area scored pretty well on some of the magazine's other "Best Places" rankings. Fastest job growth: Loudoun County was number four. Six-figure towns: North Potomac ranks third, and Chantilly comes in at 11. (No, I have no idea why Chantilly would be on the list but, say, Great Falls, McLean, Potomac, Chevy Chase or Georgetown would not be. I'm just the messenger.)

Alas, we're heavily represented on their list of slow commutes. The Washington area contributes nine communities to their Top 25 slowest commutes. (Aquia Harbor in Virginia ranks fourth.) Who's surprised?

We didn't do so well on Money's overall ranking of "Best Places to Live." The best we could do is Eldersburg, Md., west of Baltimore, which came in at 47. Congrats, Eldersburg.

Come on, loyal LA Blog readers who know Washington best. What do you say are the best spots in the area--and for what reasons?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 15, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
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LOL...median is $102K?!?!...I know of no one and I know a lot of single people that makes that and most I know don't even make half of that a year and most of those people good careers.

Posted by: cavatellie | July 16, 2009 1:23 AM | Report abuse

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