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23. Deerfield, IL
Deerfield, IL
Population: 19,664
Median family income: $148,612
Median home price: $497,500

Deerfield prides itself on its family-friendliness. Year-round activities include summer's Family Days, a two-day event with fireworks, a parade, arts and crafts, rides and games.

The Historical Society Fall Festival celebrates the village's pioneer past with food, entertainment, reenactments and a children's pioneer costume contest. And in the winter, the locals celebrate Holiday on the Plaza, where children can sit on Santa's lap and go on horse-drawn sleigh rides.

The town's rain-or-shine farmers markets offer handmade Wisconsin cheese, organic vegetables and a variety of flowers, and the Deerfield Park District Golf Course holds an annual golf outing each fall.

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