BEST PLACES TO RETIRE 

Affordable homes
In which cities do real-estate buyers see their incomes go the furthest?
Rank City Median home sale
price 2006
1 Memphis, TN $79,000
2 Detroit, MI $75,219
3 Columbus, OH $107,500
4 Indianapolis, IN $114,978
5 Charlotte, NC $149,500
6 Louisville, KY $92,485
7 Nashville-Davidson, TN $145,700
8 Baltimore, MD $107,000
9 Fort Worth, TX $139,650
10 Philadelphia, PA $119,000
11 Milwaukee, WI $126,000
12 San Antonio, TX $143,640
13 Jacksonville, FL $166,800
14 Austin, TX $210,373
15 Dallas, TX $162,260
16 Houston, TX $162,775
17 Denver, CO $205,500
18 Atlanta, GA $178,500
19 Portland, OR $252,000
20 Phoenix, AZ $237,000
21 Las Vegas, NV $272,000
22 Chicago, IL $255,000
23 Seattle, WA $395,000
24 Washington, DC $384,000
25 San Jose, CA $645,000
26 San Diego, CA $479,000
27 Boston, MA $382,000
28 San Francisco, CA $765,000
29 New York, NY $530,000
30 Los Angeles, CA $555,000
Source: Source: OnBoard, Actual sales collected from county and municipal assessors' offices. Only includes sales within city boundaries.
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