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6. Plainfield, IN
Plainfield, IN
Median home price: $124,000
Median family income: $72,282

Plainfield tries its best to link the interests of residents and businesses. In July, the city unveiled a $1.4 million pedestrian bridge over White Lick Creek that links the city's trail system and youth center to its downtown.

Industrial developers are flocking to occupy several new business parks in Plainfield, so local residents have access to a host of new job opportunities.  --B.B.

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Last updated July 18 2008: 12:35 PM ET
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