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Forbes Names the Most Educated Small Towns in the US

Real estate prices are declining in most places, but I would bet the towns that are home to universities are seeing prices drop less than towns that don't have an educational economy. Higher education jobs have been hanging on through the recession, and real estate in the towns where these schools are located is directly correlated to their existence.

Forbes determined the 20 most educated towns in the US, and noted that because college graduates and people with graduate degrees make substantially more per year than those with high school diplomas alone, highly educated residents serve to increase the median incomes in the towns in which they reside. The towns on Forbes' list have the greatest concentration of residents with college degrees or higher. To see the ten best-educated towns,


The Ten Most Educated Small Towns

  1. Bethesda, MD
  2. Wellesley, MA
  3. Palo Alto, CA
  4. McLean, VA
  5. Los Altos, CA
  6. West Lafayette, IN
  7. Potomac, MD
  8. Lexington, MA
  9. Mountain Brook, AL
  10. University Park, TX


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