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Runner-up: Best 'burb
Its abiding charms include tidy Victorians and a main drag, Park Street, that has blossomed with restaurants like Burma Superstar. And on Saturday, food trucks roll into town. There’s no BART, but ferries take commuters to S.F. and Oakland. Drawback: Homes aren’t inexpensive, although a condo will set you back less.
Median home price: $617,500
Great schools score: 8 out of 10