Rich and single can't get enough Towson, says Money magazine
Rich and single ( Patuxent Publishing / August 22, 2012)
The home of a really big mall and every big-box store you can think of is also, the magazine says, one of the best places to be rich and single in the country. In fact, it's No. 8.
"Want to meet someone of means in Towson?" Money writes. "Then hit the bricks. Every week through the summer, residents head to Allegheny Avenue for Feet on the Street, a Friday night block party with food, fun and music. Opportunities to meet and greet go year round, from Winterfest and a tree-lighting ceremony to the Towsontown Spring Festival."
Who knew the Feet on the Street party and the spring festival were pick-up spots -- let alone for the rich? A quick check through Sun archive photos of those events shows babies, strollers and children everywhere. It's hard to hit on someone when they're wearing a Baby Bjorn. Perhaps the rich singles were somewhere else.
The magazine offers another tip to find your Mr. or Ms. Blank Check.
"Giving back goes a long way in this northern suburb of Baltimore," Money says. "Grab some grubbies and join members of the community for town clean-up days in the fall."
According to the Money, Towson is nearly 36 percent single. And the median family income is $111,739.
That puts the town just ahead of Oak Park, Ill., and just behind Sandy Springs, Ga. No. 1 was Newton, Mass.
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