15-year population growth: 13.2%
Median home price: $297,400
Home price 2-year forecast: 0.9%Ivy League living within drive time of Boston, Montreal and New York City awaits in this colonial enclave and home to Dartmouth College. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is among the premier institutions in all the Northeast U.S. The entire region is known as the "Upper Valley" and offers trails for snowshoes and cross-country skiing that are among the best you'll find anywhere.