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MoneyWatch: Top 10 Places to Live in 2011

3. Solon, Ohio

Population: 23,300
Unemployment: 8.2 percent

Solon is a small town with good job opportunities. Major employers include Nestle, L’Oreal and industrial equipment maker Swagelok. The affluent suburb is located roughly 20 miles from Cleveland and boasts a wide variety of restaurants, its own philharmonic orchestra and the highest-achieving school district in all of Ohio. Solon is also dedicated to “Going Green” and encourages residents to do the same by offering a single-stream recycling program that requires no sorting by the individuals getting rid of the waste.

The median home price in this quaint little town is $269,950. Residents have access to the booming park district, easily accessible downtown and three golf courses. In addition, Solon boasts the highest-achieving school district in Ohio for the 2010-2011 school year.

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