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Northbrook, Ohio
Hole #3 at the Beech Creek Golf Course, just outside Northbrook, Ohio
1. Northbrook, Ohio
Median family income: $59,902
Median home price (2006): $83,760

This sleepy Cincinnati suburb has more than 11,000 people and some of the best housing buys in a region known for affordable places to live. Residents say they like the low-key living there, aided by a high percentage of home ownership. Northbrook is one of many Ohio communities benefiting from an influx of out-of-state buyers looking for investment properties. Prices, however, remain reasonable and the community has managed to maintain its character.

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