6. Temple Terrace, FL
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Median home price: $75,000
Median family income: $56,963

Temple Terrace loves its trees. The town's winding streets are covered with a canopy of oaks, giving it an elegant, unique look. And local homeowners can get a free oak, pine, magnolia or cypress through its adopt-a-tree program.

Temple Terrace has a more established look than most Tampa suburbs, with many Mediterranean-style homes built in the 1920s. There are newer ranch-style properties as well.

The area has become a target for investors who are buying foreclosed homes and renting them out, said town officer Michael Dunn. Still, the housing market remains mostly stable. "Many families have lived here for ages, which also adds to the small-town charm," he said.

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