25 best places for affordable homes

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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9. Evans, GA
Evans, GA
Riverwood Plantation
Median home price (2007): $144,428
Median family income: $74,696

Hit the links at one of Evans' half-dozen public and private golf courses; or, to get a glimpse of today's truly great golfers, head to nearby Augusta, home of the prestigious Masters Tournament.

Like its neighbor North Augusta, Evans sits on the Savannah River, where locals can canoe, kayak, or sail. Riverside homes in Evans sell for around $600,000 and up; a smaller home further from the water might cost about $200,000.

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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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