Best Places for the Rich and Single

Money magazine lists the best places in America to be single and rich – two are in Los Angeles County, one in Ventura County and one in Orange County.

Single and rich in Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, CA ranked No. 4 as the best place in America to be rich and single. 123RF Photo

Money magazine has released its annual list of the 25 best cities in American to be single and rich. The determination was based on numbers from the U.S. Census and Onboard, a data services company. To be considered, a city had to be made up of at least 30 percent single people and then was ranked by median household income. No more than two cities could be included from the same county.

Based on their findings, the following Southern California cities made the list:

Ranked No. 4: Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County where 33.5 percent of the population is single and the median family income is $174,405. A hotspot for volleyball and surfing, this beachside community has some of the most expensive real estate in California. Since its within commuting range of the studios, professional training facilities and LAX, Manhattan Beach is prized by actors and athletes. Of course, the view on the strand is also a treat – and if you’ve been there yourself, you know we’re not just talking about the water and the sand.

Ranked No. 13: Oak Park in Ventura County where 30.9 percent of the population is single and the median family income is $144,082. Located in the Conejo Valley in the Simi Mountains north of Malibu, Oak Park has served as a backdrop for Hollywood westerns since the day of silent films. The area provides residents with a country setting that’s still an easy drive to the beach and within commuting range of Los Angeles.

Ranked No. 21: Laguna Beach in Orange County where 33.5 percent of the population is single and the median family income is $130, 942. This seaside community is known for its scenic beaches, coves and eclectic artist community that hosts several art festivals every year. The city has remained relatively isolated from urban encroachment by its surrounding hills, limited highway access and a dedicated greenbelt.

Ranked No. 23: Hermosa Beach in Los Angeles County where a whopping 48.5 percent of the population is single and the median family income is $130.499. Boasting the nearly century-old historic pier, the Strand boardwalk, and an average of 325 days of sunshine a year, Hermosa is a tourist hotspot and now, an official singular mecca that offers city living that’s on the beach.

Click here to see all the cities in the Money magazine list of Best Places for the Rich and Single.

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