Where homes are affordable

Residents who live in these 25 growing towns see their incomes go the furthest.

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19. Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL
Median home price: $140,000
Median family income (per year): $68,755

When cotton was still king in post-war Alabama, Huntsville was a sleepy Southern city of 16,000 souls. After NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center began construction in 1950s, Huntsville's growth, well, skyrocketed. It has more than 170,000 residents today.

All those well-paid engineers, scientists and technicians mean Huntsville has a well-heeled demographic. That has not swelled home prices much: There are lots of like-new, four-bedroom, three-bath houses available for less than $200,000.

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