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Irmo, South Carolina
Irmo Town Park
12. Irmo, South Carolina
Median family income: $74,920
Median home price (2006): $119,003

This suburb of state capital, Columbia, features scenic Lake Murray, a solid travel system and great schools - just the kind of place where real estate prices should soar. Yet costs remain reasonable, with a fair number of bargains below $150,000. The high end, though, can get pretty high, with properties listed at $500,000 and up.

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