Where homes are affordable

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

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1. Deerfield Beach, FL
Deerfield Beach, FL
Median home price: $67,000
Median family income (per year): $56,519

Five years ago, nobody would have believed a three-bedroom waterfront property in South Florida could sell for under $400,000. But thanks to the housing market crash, Florida homes are now half off what they once were.

The beaches here are near pristine and completely open to the public. But for a break from the waves, residents can easily take a quick drive to Fort Lauderdale or Miami for major league sports and world-class entertainment.

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Last updated July 13 2010: 5:16 PM ET
Only cities where there were more than 100 home sales in 2009, and that were experiencing job and population growth, were considered. No more than 2 places within a state, and no more than 1 place within a county could qualify.

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