America's 10 best small towns
Town name: Milton, Massachusetts
Just about 20 minutes south of Boston, Milton is a town that offers its 27,000 residents a stable home market, excellent schools... and, yes, rather high taxes. Homes in the area are built along tree-lined streets, and the town itself is situated between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills.
The town was settled in 1640, but a more recent claim to fame is that it was the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Also interesting to note: More than one third of the population claim to be of Irish ancestry -- 38% -- one of the highest percentages in any American town.