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Best Places to Live: Top 100
By Kate Ashford, Andrea Bartz, Jeff Cox, Asa Fitch, Stephen Gandel, Josh Hyatt, Rob Kelley, Kathleen Knight, Joe Light, Ismat Sarah Mangla, Sarah Max, Jennifer Merritt, Brad Nelson, Donna Rosato, Ingrid Tharasook
7. Milton, Mass.
Population: 25,700Median home price (2006): $527,670Average property taxes (2006): $3,824Pros: Close to Boston; borders conservation landCons: Traffic, little commercial activityJust eight miles south of the heart of Boston, Milton borders the Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000-acre park with hiking, swimming and skiing. Proximity to the city is what brings - and keeps - Milton residents where they are. Its loyal citizens do age, but even then they don't move. Milton boasts a diverse population, with minorities making up 30%. All six schools have recently been rebuilt, and the library is now expanding. East Milton Square is the town's Main Street, with coffee shops, a pizza place and a small grocery store. What's missing, most agree, is a destination eatery. See complete data and interactive map for MiltonFind homes for sale in Milton