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2. Lafayette, IN
Lafayette, IN
Median home price: $82,210
Median family income (per year): $60,643

The Midwest is tops for getting bang for your real estate buck, and Lafayette is no exception. Palatial estates can be had for under a million, and there's a wide choice of affordable family homes -- three-bedroom, two-bath houses in good neighborhoods -- for under $100,000.

The town's big draw is Purdue University. That means big-time college sports and a more fertile arts-and-culture scene than other similarly sized cities. It's also just an hour from the big city attractions of Indianapolis and a two-hour day trip to Chicago.

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Last updated July 13 2010: 5:16 PM ET
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