Young couples chop it up at The Galley on Main Street during happy hour. Santa Monica was recently ranked as one of the top 25 places for the rich and single to mingle. (Photo by Brandon Wise.)

If you have money but no one to share it with, you might want to try moving to Santa Monica.
The city by the sea is ranked amongst the top 25 cities for the rich and single, according to CNN-Money magazine.
The survey, which placed Santa Monica 13th, looked at factors like median family income, median age (Santa Monica’s is 34.1), crime rates, reading and math scores and the percentage of the population that is single (40.9 percent of Santa Monicans are single and ready to mingle, according to the magazine).
The magazine pointed out the plethora of happy hours and the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series as places to meet that significant other or just play the field.
“Like much of Southern California, life’s a beach for wealthy singles in Santa Monica,” the magazine states. “Thanks to a year-round Mediterranean climate, locals flock to the waterfront to see and be seen.”
The magazine then makes a reference to hanging with “hardbodies” and the television series “Baywatch,” which was filmed along local beaches.
Other cities to make the list are Redondo Beach, Mountain View and Irvine, Calif.; Sandy Springs, Ga.; Oak Park, Ill.; and Alexandria, Va.
Read it for yourself at http://money.cnn.com/

 

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