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21. La Porte, TX
La Porte, TX
Median home price: $136,990
Median family income: $74,478

La Porte is out of this world with NASA's Johnson Space Center just a few miles from the city limits. La Porte was not always so high-tech. The city historically served as a vacation community for wealthy Houston residents.

Modern residents can still enjoy many of the amenities of a vacation existence including more than 240 acres of golf courses and parks and access to Sylvan Beach. The average asking price for a three-bedroom home is about $210,000.  --B.B.

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