25 best places for affordable homes

Want to retire near the water, but without paying premium prices for a home? Residents who buy real estate in these towns see their incomes go the furthest.

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11. Stow, OH
Stow, OH
Hidden Lake Apartments in Stow
Median home price (2007): $160,000
Median family income: $82,153

Residents of Stow are in prime health thanks to the close proximity of a half-dozen hospitals, including the renowned Cleveland Clinic. Folks stay fit by walking or biking the trails along the nearby Cuyahoga River, or de-stress by fishing in Silver Lake. Houses near the lake usually have three or more bedrooms, and typically range in price from $200,000 to $600,000.

Neighboring Akron provides shopping and entertainment, including performing arts and - for baseball fans, minor-league Aeros games.

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Last updated September 22 2008: 11:09 AM ET
Source: Home prices, income stats from Onboard Informatics
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