Forbes Magazine just loves to conduct surveys and make lists it seems. This time they have ranked the Most Educated towns, and gathered info on the small towns with the most education. Of course, most of the towns they feature have a university nearby. They looked at towns with populations between 20,000-65,000, and found that the average median property value in these towns is around $900,000. Personally, I think the California properties might be throwing off that “average” by quite a bit!
Check out #6 on the list, West Lafayette Indiana ranks as one of the Most Educated small towns in the country!!
Bethesda, Md., 51.5 percent of residents over 25 have master’s degrees or PhD’s
Wellesley, Mass., pricey Boston suburb where Wellesley College holds sway
Palo Alto, Calif., on the edge of Silicon Valley and home to Stanford University
McLean, Va., halfway between Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Md.
Los Altos, Calif., down the road from Stanford University
West Lafayette, Ind., home to Purdue University, a host of chemical companies
Potomac, Md., Washington D.C. that attracts government’s best and brightest
Lexington, Mass., near Harvard, MIT, Tufts and Boston College
Mountain Brook, Ala., near the University of Alabama
University Park, Texas, the area of Dallas closest to Southern Methodist University