16. Willoughby, OH
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Median home price: $105,000
Median family income: $66,150

Willoughby is home to many auto-industry suppliers, which keeps the local economy humming. It also offers quick access to other major employers in nearby Cleveland.

One of the most attractive parts of this suburb, which dates back to 1798, is its historic downtown. Unlike some other Rust Belt towns, where entire blocks are filled with empty storefronts, Willoughby's downtown is a lively gathering place with restaurants, wine bars, pubs, coffee shops and retail shops filling nearly every location.

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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.
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