11. Martinez, GA
Martinez, GA
Median home price: $130,599
Median family income: $79,244

Named after Dr. Jose Martinez, a wealthy Cuban who purchased a large estate here in 1919, this affluent suburb of Augusta is known for its gated communities and high-end homes.

It's also known for attracting lots of other doctors who move here to be close to the Medical College of Georgia, just eight miles away, said Kim Bragg, a real estate broker with an office in town. Support services for nearby Fort Gordon also provide the area with plenty of military-related jobs.

The high salaries these residents earn make it easy to afford the homes here, which are relatively inexpensive.  

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Last updated August 15 2011: 2:48 PM ET
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