Where homes are affordable

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

1. Spring, TX
Best Places Affordable Homes Spring TX
Median home price: $98,214
Median family income: $72,742

Big oil is about to bring big growth to this quaint Houston suburb. ExxonMobil will open its global headquarters in the area in 2014, bringing 8,000 employees with it. These newcomers will find inexpensive homes of every type, including five-bedrooms with a swimming pool for $300,000 and well-maintained starter homes for under $75,000.

During off-hours, there's a golf course and Old Spring Town, a historic railroad town filled with shops, restaurants, museums and galleries that hosts down-home events like the Texas Crawfish Festival and Longhorn Rod Run.

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Source: Onboard Informatics, actual sales collected from county and municipal assessors' offices. Only includes sales within city boundaries. Only cities where there were more than 100 home sales in 2010, 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.
  @Money - Last updated August 28 2012 01:10 PM ET
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