“Most Educated” towns

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
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