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Want to retire near the water, but without paying premium prices for a home? Residents who buy real estate in these towns see their incomes go the furthest.

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21. South Windsor, CT
South Windsor, CT
Wapping Fair
Median home price (2007): $242,000
Median family income: $101,907

Life is harmonious in South Windsor, where residents make sweet music together in the Community Chorus or Community Band. Join the chorus or just attend a concert. The less musically inclined can join the Historical Society, coach Little League, or drive to the Connecticut River for fishing and boating. Moderate-size two-bedroom houses, many in over-55 communities, sell from around $250,000 to $400,000.

Think you've got a prize-winning apple pie, quilt, pumpkin, or even dairy cow? Show it off at South Windsor's annual Wapping Fair, where residents enjoy carnival rides, pig races, and contests of all kinds.

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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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