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New York

New Rochelle

Nearest city: New York City
Population: 74,113
Median household income: $89,684

Ten-square-mile New Rochelle, the suburban home of Rob and Laura Petrie in “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” is still a relatively affordable place in ritzy Westchester County. New Rochelle is an ethnically diverse place with a bustling downtown and a mix of single-family homes and apartments.


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