Where homes are affordable

Residents who live in these 25 growing towns see their incomes go the furthest.

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23. New Baltimore, MI
New Baltimore, MI
Median home price: $160,000
Median family income (per year): $93,952

Located on Anchor Bay of Lake St. Clair, New Baltimore is 30 minutes from downtown Detroit, home of the once-dominant U.S. auto industry. Lake St. Clair is locked by Michigan to the North and Canada to the South.

Historically, New Baltimore was a port city for manufactured and agricultural goods. But as ground transportation became a more dominant method of moving goods -- between 1860 and 1880 -- New Baltimore's waterfront became more commercial and entertainment oriented, offering an opera house, salt baths, saloons, and a brewery.

Today, the waterfront has a public park with beaches and a downtown area for shopping. Commuters get to and from New Baltimore on I-94, a major highway just to the north of the city.--C.C. 

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Last updated July 14 2009: 5:38 PM ET
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