‘Money’ Names Evanston Top Place For Rich Singles

If you’re loaded and looking for love, Evanston is a great place to live, according to a recent ranking from CNN’s ‘Money Magazine.’ The city came in No. 11 among 25 places listed.

Are you rich and single? Apparently, you’ve picked the right place to live—or at least one of the best.

According to a ranking published by CNN’s Money Magazine, Evanston is the No. 11 best place to live if you’re rich and single

Listing Evanston’s single population at 39.8 percent and median family income  at $106, 873, Money editors described the city as a place known for its “left-leaning activism” and its nickname, “The People’s Republic of Evanston.”

Topping Evanston in the rankings were Boston suburbs Newton and Brookline; New York city’s “sixth borough,” Hoboken, NJ; D.C. suburb Arlington, VA; California’s Redondo Beach, Irvine and Mountain View; riverfront Sandy Springs, GA; Baltimore suburb Towson, MD; and Oak Park, IL. 

For the full list, visit Money Magazine. Readers, what do you think? Does this ranking mean anything to you? Did Money get it right?

Eric Lieberman August 22, 2012 at 07:35 PM
My first take is the sad iron that Newton, Mass tops the list. Used to be that Evanston and Newton vied for the title of #1,high school in the country. Now, we don't even rate as one of top schools in Cook County. (see Chicago Magazine.) Seems we an 11th place city to live for the rich and childless, but not so great if you have made the "mistake" of being married and having children who go to public schools. (Wait until district 65 and 202 must reduce services, teachers and programs to pay for the impending shift of pension funding.) Not much to be proud of in this situation. Eric Lieberman Www.Liebermanforillinois.com
Julie August 23, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Well, this would certainly explain why I keep getting closer and closer to being priced out of the area. Single person with a median income in the U.S. can barely get by in this town. It's a sad day when we've homogenized a city by way of economics with no concern for the average citizen. Guess you can toss out your claims of being such a diverse, left leaning liberal haven. How long before you run the remaining middle/working/poor class citizens out of the Central and South portions of Evanston?
Sully August 23, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Michael Brennan August 23, 2012 at 01:34 PM
The schools are fantastic. Just get the list of colleges/universities that this past high school graduating class are going to. The oportunities at the high school are so vast it is amazing. My son went to a private grade/middle school then ETHS for high school and it was more then we dreamed for. Now a freshman at Clemson and thriving. Thank you ETHS teachers!


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