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11. Mission Bend, TX
Mission Bend, TX
Median home price: $133,000
Median family income: $75,974

Looking for lots of space and an easy commute? Mission accomplished. This unincorporated community outside of Houston straddles Harris and Fort Bend counties. With three-bedroom, 1,700 square-foot homes selling for under $100,000, its homes are among the best values in the Houston metropolitan area.

The four-year-old Westpark Tollway cut the commute to downtown Houston by more than half. Many residents opt for public transportation, making the Houston Metro's Bellaire line the transportation system's most popular bus route. --B.B.

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Last updated July 18 2008: 12:35 PM ET
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