14. Largo, MD
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Median home price: $150,000
Median family income: $95,499

Largo has become a suburban hotspot for middle-class professionals fleeing the D.C. bustle.

Largo is a quiet town with tree-lined winding streets and green spaces, and it's the last stop on the Washington Metro's Blue and Orange lines. That means workers can get to the center of D.C. in 25 minutes, a huge plus for commuters in the traffic-clogged region.

The housing crisis hit Largo hard and foreclosures have depressed home values, so bargains abound. Three-bedroom townhouses are on the market for less than $150,000, and 4,000-square-foot McMansions can be had for under a half million dollars.

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Source: Onboard Informatics, actual sales collected from county and municipal assessors' offices. Only includes sales within city boundaries. Only cities where there were more than 100 home sales in 2012, and that were experiencing job and population growth, were considered. No more than 2 places within a state, and no more than 1 place within a county could qualify.
  @Money - Last updated August 24 2013 10:07 AM ET
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