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Napa, Calif.
Population: 76,915
Median home price: $363,100
2011 price change: -5.5%
Here, you can buy your own piece of wine country, with home prices down 52% from their peak.

Sarasota, Fla.
Population: 51,917
Median home price: $173,700
2011 price change: -7.9%
This longtime retiree favorite offers a lively art scene and educational opportunities on the Gulf.

Sedona, Ariz.
Population: 10,031
Median home price: NA
2011 price change: NA
Besides its great hiking and so-called vortex sites -- spots purportedly bathed in energy from the earth -- this New Age hub offers stunning red-rock vistas and 50° winters.

By Anne VanderMey, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated June 20 2012: 10:44 AM ET
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