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14. Brunswick, OH
Brunswick, OH
Brunswick's North Park
Median home price (2007): $160,000
Median family income: $76,968

You'll find plenty of wide open spaces in rural Brunswick, where land is abundant and real estate inexpensive. A sum of $300,000 will buy you a newly constructed, spacious three-bedroom house; for half that price, you'll find a smaller 1950s-style ranch house.

In addition to its proximity to Lake Erie--about a half-hour drive away--the town has its own little lake, Lake Brunswick, which houses a nature preserve. Several public parks also feature lakes for fishing and boating.

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Last updated September 22 2008: 11:09 AM ET
Source: Home prices, income stats from Onboard Informatics
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