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Danville, KY
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Danville's biggest draws: Lots of culture and an equestrian scene; the region's medical hub.
Best if you're looking for: Small town
Median home price: $141,500
Top state income tax: 6%

You can't stroll through this small town in horse country without feeling a strong connection to the past.

In Danville's Constitution Square, delegates assembled in 1792 to proclaim Kentucky the nation's 15th state. The original log post office still stands, as do many antebellum buildings.

Still, the town is hardly a backwater: There are plenty of microbreweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, not to mention the area's regional medical center right in town.

For those craving extra urban amenities, Lexington and Louisville are about 40 and 80 miles away, respectively.

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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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