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Sevierville, TN
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Sevierville's biggest draws: Access to a national park; great fishing and hiking.
Best if you're looking for: Resort area
Median home price: $173,000
Top state income tax: None

This gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park gets its share of tourists, but Sevierville (pronounced severe-ville) has more to offer than fudge shops and Dolly Parton memorabilia.

One of the oldest towns in the state, the city has many grand old homes and buildings; there's even a covered bridge. Residents can picnic and fish in the Little Pigeon Forge River and Douglas Lake, and the national park is a treasure trove of wildlife, scenic viewpoints, and historical buildings.

When it's time for a change of scene, residents head 40 miles to Knoxville for performing arts, museums, and more.

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Source: OnBoard Informatics; NOAA; Zillow; Trulia; National Association of Realtors; Tax Foundation; MONEY research
Notes: Home cost is median sales price except for Bloomington, Aberdeen, Ottawa, Traverse City, Coeur d'Alene, Fredericksburg, and St. George, which had only median list price available. Security income excluded in all states listed except Utah; most states exclude some pension income.
  @Money - Last updated December 17 2012 10:24 AM ET
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