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      Where to live in America - Top 10 Suburbs

      At No 10 - Huntington

      This Detroit suburb was modeled after Huntington, England, and is filled with historic homes.
      The town, which is home to the Rackham Golf Course and the Detroit Zoo, fosters a sense of community with its many clubs, like the Boy Scouts and the Garden Club.

      Most residents primarily attend the Berkley School District schools, with some also attending Oak Park Schools and Ferndale Public Schools.
      Many residents also opt to attend local private schools, such as Detroit Country Day School, Shrine Catholic High School, The Roeper School, Brother Rice High School, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, and Cranbrook-Kingswood School.

      As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,238 people, 2,354 households, and 1,784 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,243.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,638.4 /km2). There were 2,429 housing units at an average density of 1,652.4 per square mile (638.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
      There were 2,354 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.08.
      The median age in the city was 42 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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      Property, wow this is gorgeous and cheaper than ours in Australia http://www.homes.com/listing/1712530...WOODS_MI_48070
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      Rossmoor California

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      Rossmoor, Calif. (Suburb of Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana)

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      Orange County's Rossmoor is only a short drive from L.A., but it feels like it's a world away with its laid-back lifestyle and quiet suburban feel.

      There are nice community facilities, like the Rossmoor Park Community Center and Rossmoor Shopping Village.

      Rossmoor is an affluent planned census-designated place located in Orange County, California. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 10,244, down from 10,298 at the 2000 census. The gated Leisure World retirement community in the city of Seal Beach is to the south of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos is to the east and north, and Long Beach is to the west (on the other side of the San Gabriel River, the 605 freeway and the border with Los Angeles County). The community of Rossmoor has two shopping centers within its boundaries, but only one—the Rossmoor Village Square—is now within the political boundaries of the Rossmoor Community Services District. A larger shopping center, the Rossmoor Business Center, now remodeled and called the Shops at Rossmoor—was annexed, despite many protests, by the city of Seal Beach in 1962.

      The Rossmoor community was developed from 1955 through 1961 by Ross W. Cortese, who had earlier developed the architecturally-significant Lakewood Rancho Estates in Long Beach (1953) and the Frematic Homes (1954) in Anaheim, just north and west of Disneyland. Cortese's original partners in securing the first large parcels of land that would become Rossmoor included California governor Goodwin Knight and Judge Alfred Gittelson, who had also partnered with him in the Lakewood Rancho Estates and the Frematic homes. (It was Gittelson who later agreed to annex his Rossmoor Shopping Center property to Seal Beach in the 1960s.) After Rossmoor, Cortese would construct the first of his very successful Leisure World gated retirement community in that part of Seal Beach which is immediately south of Rossmoor. The Rossmoor community is easy to recognize because of its red brick "signature wall" that borders the entire unincorporated community. It is a signature of the Rossmoor community that differentiates it from neighboring cities Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.

      There are 3,430 single family homes and 1 condominium complex within Rossmoor.


      The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Rossmoor had a population of 10,244. The population density was 6,660.9 people per square mile (2,571.8/km²). The racial makeup of Rossmoor was 8,691 (84.8%) White, 84 (0.8%) African American, 36 (0.4%) Native American, 838 (8.2%) Asian, 29 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 168 (1.6%) from other races, and 398 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,174 persons (11.5%).

      The Census reported that 10,244 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

      There were 3,631 households, out of which 1,382 (38.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,456 (67.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 326 (9.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 138 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 90 (2.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 20 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 596 households (16.4%) were made up of individuals and 390 (10.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82. There were 2,920 families (80.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.17.

      The population was spread out with 2,550 people (24.9%) under the age of 18, 738 people (7.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,742 people (17.0%) aged 25 to 44, 3,444 people (33.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,770 people (17.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.5 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

      There were 3,710 housing units at an average density of 2,412.3 per square mile (931.4/km²), of which 3,180 (87.6%) were owner-occupied, and 451 (12.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.6%. 8,998 people (87.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,246 people (12.2%) lived in rental housing units.


      The Los Alamitos Unified School District serves Rossmoor.

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      East Grand Rapids, Michigan, America

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      East Grand Rapids, Mich. (Suburb of Grand Rapids)
      Founded in the 1830s, East Grand Rapids is the quintessential American small town, home to former President Gerald Ford and author Chris Van Allsburg, who wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji.
      The peaceful town wraps around Reeds Lake and offers ample opportunity for swimming and boating in the lake.

      East Grand Rapids is a small city on the east side of metropolitan Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan.
      The primary geography is residential homes, although there is a business district containing all the essential services, a selection of specialty stores and boutiques, and a world-class hospital within the borders.
      Valued for the excellent school systems, well-kept homes and unparalleled municipal services, East Grand Rapids is a favorite of families, singles and empty-nesters alike.



      The premier asset of East Grand Rapids is Reeds Lake, a true centerpiece for the community. From fishing on quiet mornings to an afternoon of waterskiing with family, Reeds Lake and the surrounding parks, woods and trails draw people from miles around to enjoy the outdoor landscape.

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      Indian Hills, Ky. (Suburb of Louisville/Jefferson County)

      Located along the Ohio River, this wealthy town is just 7 miles from Louisville, Kentucky, making the commute to the nearby city very easy.

      The quaint town celebrates major holidays with gusto, from its annual Independence Day Parade to serious Oktoberfest celebrations.
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      At No 6
      Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. (Suburb of New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island)

      Dating from the 1600s, the wealthy town of Ho-Ho-Kus is filled with charming, historic architecture, like The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and museum that briefly housed George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
      The town is committed to maintaining its surrounding forests, and was named "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

      The history of Ho-Ho-Kus is over three hundred years old. Originally, before the Dutch, English and Polish arrived, the land was occupied by the Lenni Lenape Indians. We grew from five families in 1712 to 4060 in the 2000 census. As the population grew, so did the number of businesses. From a modest business area that contained a general store, post office and an overnight stage coach inn to today where there are numerous stores housing a diversity of small businesses and professional offices. The inn of long ago is now borough owned and for many years has been leased as a restaurant.

      The early residents were mainly farmers and were successful, prosperous and building attractive homes. In addition to farming, industry became prevalent with the introduction of the grist, wool and cotton mills. These mills flourished due to then swiftly running waters of the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and the Saddle River. With the advancement of technology, so went the mills. Although the mills are no longer many of the buildings are now occupied and the site is an industrial complex.

      Two wars temporarily changed much of the life style as the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, would at times, pit neighbor against neighbor. In the recovery period after the wars, roads were developed and the Erie Railroad came in 1878. This improvement brought new settlers called summer residents from New York City to enjoy the luxury of a suburban community with the swimming and boating amenities provided on Sylvan Lake. The Sylvan Lake dam broke in 1892 and with that went the summer trade. But, another resident came to town - called the commuter.

      Ho-Ho-Kus grew, new homes were built and developments established. N.J. State Highway 17 was widened and the building of the Garden State Parkway brought new families to the area. Understandably, the school population grew and several additions have had to be added to the building. Today, the pre-k to grade 8 school has a population of approximately 600. The three churches, Catholic, Protestant and Episcopal, have long been established.

      Throughout the years, history tells us about the Race Track, the floods of 1903, 1945, 1977, two hurricanes, newly established Memorial Park, the gazebo and a new borough hall. As the town flourished, so did the number of volunteers. Elected officials, recreational participants, scouting advisers, service clubs members and emergency medical personnel all serve without compensation or benefits. Employees are of the highest quality, well trained and share a pride of being a part of the town.

      In the real estate market homes in Ho-Ho-Kus usually are at a premium. The borough is fiscally sound enjoying the highest possible rating for a community of our size. Families continue to move here because they like what they find here. Many tend to stay even after children have left the nest. Ho-Ho-Kus continues to provide the qualities of family life and community pride and involvement that were first brought here by the Dutch, English and Polish. There is no doubt that Ho-Ho-Kus is deep-rooted in the annals of history - the past and the yesteryears.

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      Wolf Trap, Va. (Suburb of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria)

      Less than 20 miles from Washington, D.C., Wolf Trap is perhaps best known for the Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts, which hosts everything from opera and theater to dance and is especially popular in the warm summer months.

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      Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (Suburb of New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island)

      Englewood Cliffs allows residents to enjoy the natural surroundings and beauty of the Hudson River and Palisades while still being incredibly close to the big city—it's only 9 miles from downtown Manhattan.


      As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,281 people, 1,824 households, and 1,527 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,528.1 inhabitants per square mile (976.1 /km2). There were 1,924 housing units at an average density of 921.0 per square mile (355.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 56.35% (2,976) White, 2.08% (110) Black or African American, 0.08% (4) Native American, 38.52% (2,034) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.78% (41) from other races, and 2.20% (116) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% (316) of the population.[6]

      There were 1,824 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.17.[6]

      In the borough the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.2 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.[6]

      Korean Americans accounted for 20.3% of the population.[6]

      Same-sex couples headed 10 households in 2010.[27]

      The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $101,964 (with a margin of error of +/- $32,516) and the median family income was $126,985 (+/- $37,177). Males had a median income of $88,438 (+/- $9,456) versus $52,950 (+/- $7,757) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $53,260 (+/- $12,101). About 8.0% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 32.7% of those age 65 or over.[28]


      The Englewood Cliffs Public Schools serve children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[65]) are North Cliff School with 182 students in grades K–2 and Upper School with 263 students in grades 3–8.

      The school district has a sending/receiving relationship with the Englewood Public School District that enables students to attend public high school at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood.[66]

      Since 1975, Englewood Cliffs has been home to a campus of Saint Peter's College, where evening and weekend classes are offered for Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees. The college's nursing program for registered nurses is also located at the campus. Previously, the campus had been home to Englewood Cliffs College, which closed in 1974.[67]

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      Haworth, N.J. (Suburb of New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island)



      Incorporated in 1904, The Borough of Haworth is a beautiful, comfortable, family friendly suburban community, located in Bergen County, New Jersey. With roots dating back to the Pre-Revolutionary War period, Haworth began as a farming community, but over time developed into a residential suburb within easy commuting distance of New York City.
      Today Haworth covers an area of 2.2 square miles, and is home to approximately 3,390 residents. Haworth residents enjoy many benefits of suburban living - excellent schools, a thriving small town commercial center, two excellent golf courses, beautiful parks and recreational facilities.

      Haworth's history dates back to pre-revolutionary times, when it was known primarily for its agriculture.

      Today, this suburb has several golf courses, seasonal farmers markets, and a community of wealthy, glamorous residents. (Actress Brooks Shields and Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Carl Hubbell have both called Haworth home.)


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      Clyde Hill, Wash. (Suburb of Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue)

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      A charming Seattle suburb, Clyde Hill offers quiet tree-lined streets, excellent public and private schools, and gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier and Lake Washington.

      There are also a high percentage of single family homes here.

      The City of Clyde Hill has the unique distinction of spectacular views of Lake Washington, Mount Rainer, the Olympic Mountains, the Cascade Mountain range and the Seattle or Bellevue skyline from its many higher elevations. The City's park-like towering evergreens and a lush profusion of northwestern foliage on public and private property are the pride of its friendly citizens and a delight to visitors.

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      Clyde Hill, Washington
      — City —
      Location of Clyde Hill, Washington
      Coordinates: 47°37′49″N 122°13′0″WCoordinates: 47°37′49″N 122°13′0″W
      Country United States
      State Washington
      County King
      Area[1]
      • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
      • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
      • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
      Elevation 295 ft (90 m)
      Population (2010)[2]
      • Total 2,984
      • Estimate (2011[3]) 3,047
      • Density 2,815.1/sq mi (1,086.9/km2)
      Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
      • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
      ZIP code 98004
      Area code(s) 425
      FIPS code 53-13365
      GNIS feature ID 1504034[4]
      Website www.clydehill.org

      Clyde Hill is a city located about 1.5 to 2 miles east of the City of Seattle and is bordered by the cities and towns of Bellevue, Kirkland, Medina, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point. The population was 2,984 at the 2010 census.[5]

      Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Clyde Hill ranks 4th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

      Clyde Hill is also ranked 10th in the United States for most landscapers hired per square mile, at about 1,000 households per mile.

      The majority of Clyde Hill is zoned for single-family use with the exception of two commercially zoned areas: a gas station and a Tully’s Coffee shop. In addition to a small government zone, the City is home to four schools: two public schools - Clyde Hill Elementary and Chinook Middle School; and two private schools: Bellevue Christian School and Sacred Heart School. The City's minimum lot size is 20,000 square feet, although many smaller lots exist which pre-date the incorporation of the City.

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      And Last but not least the No1 Suburb is.........



      Cherry Hills Village, Colo. (Suburb of Denver)



      Residents of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, can enjoy the area's pristine nature and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains at the Cherry Hills Land Preserve, which has trails and parks that are open to the public.

      A short commute from Denver, the town fosters a true sense of community with town-wide events like the annual tree lighting ceremony. Most of the homes here are single family homes.

      Education
      St. Mary's Academy, an all-girls' high school, which counts former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice among its alumni.
      Kent Denver School, which counts former Secretary of State Madeline Albright among its alumni.
      Cherry Hills Village Elementary School, One of the many elementary schools that is a part of the Cherry Creek School District.

     

     
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