20. Powell, OH
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Population: 12,244
Median family income: $149,329
Median home price: $280,000

Top-notch professionals in the Columbus area look to Powell for a place to grow roots. Its schools are well regarded -- one of its high schools is ranked 4th in the state, while the entire district falls in the top 7%. The city income tax rate is three times lower than Columbus's.

A historic downtown mixes antique shops with chic eateries, and a recently opened winery offers tastings that add to local ambiance. Powell is even eco-friendly, getting 15% of the electricity to run its municipal building from a park pavilion covered in solar panels.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projection/aggregation. Only two places per state could qualify.
  @Money - Last updated August 12 2013 08:24 AM ET
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