Coral Springs, Fla., and Greenwich, Conn., have a lot going for them, but how far does half a million dollars go in each real estate market? Both cities are near the water, have family neighborhoods and offer quality school systems, but a dollar gets you a lot more in the Fort Lauderdale suburb than in the posh New York City escape.
In Coral Springs, no. 94 on Money's 2012 Best Places to Live, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home (above) -- including a covered swimming pool -- will cost you $499,000. The house sits on an oversized lot and has a warm, colorful interior, reflecting the area's beachy atmosphere.
Get a modest condo in tony Greenwich, CT, no. 29 on Money's Best Places to Live. Or a house with a sundeck in no. 94 Coral Springs, FL.
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