Broken Arrow, Okla.
Broken Arrow, Okla.
Broken Arrow, Okla., has plenty of civic pride.
Population: 98,900
% over 50: 26%
Median home price: $145,000
Top state income tax: 5.5%
Cost of living index: 88

This Tulsa suburb is far from a sleepy bedroom community.

In the past few years alone, Broken Arrow has seen some notable new developments, including the opening of a 20,000-square-foot YMCA with many programs geared toward active older adults; an impressive performing arts center that raises its curtain for everything from the local orchestra to Broadway tours; and a 68-bed hospital within the highly acclaimed St. John Health System. A half a dozen golf courses, miles of bike and walking paths, two community centers, and civic groups galore add to the attraction.

And with updated one-story homes starting in the low $100,000s, you'd be paying about half what you would to move to some comparable communities.

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Demographic information provided by Onboard Informatics.
Median home price: Based on 2010 data.
Cost of living index: The national average is 100; the lower a place's number, the less expensive it is. An index value of 95 means the town's cost of living is 95% of the national median.

Last updated September 16 2011: 12:56 PM ET
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