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1. Nicholasville, KY
Nicholasville, KY
Median home price: $70,000
Median family income: $53,505

Banjo lovers will find lots to croon about in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region. Nicholasville is a bedroom community to nearby Lexington. Three-bedroom, single-family homes start at just under $100,000.

Residents prize its slow-going, small-town charm. In an effort to reinforce and preserve its character, town officials have announced plans to redevelop downtown Nicholasville with a community center, music park and tree-lined streets and lighting. --B.B.

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