3. Missouri City, TX
Best Places Affordable Homes Missouri City TX
Median home price: $145,690
Median family income: $89,242

With almost two dozen parks in just 30 square miles, it's no wonder Missouri City is considered one of Texas' most scenic towns.

It's also one of the state's most diverse, both ethnically -- with 56 languages spoken in the school system -- and socioeconomically. And there are affordable homes to suit every income bracket, from expansive mansions to beautiful three-bedrooms that cost less than $100,000.

Another draw for homebuyers: Great schools and zoning laws that ensure residential areas remain just that, says Mayor Allen Owen. The town is also about to turn a local country club into a municipal golf course so that anyone who wants to can practice their swing.

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  @Money - Last updated August 28 2012 01:10 PM ET
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