15. Murfreesboro, TN
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The Oaklands Historic House Museum is a nationally registered landmark from the Civil War era.
Median home price: $139,267
Median family income: $66,883

Thanks to its close proximity to Nashville, Murfreesboro has a thriving country music scene and a rapidly growing population. Commuters are drawn to the reasonable home prices -- they can find a three-bedroom home for less than $150,000.

Homebuyers just have to be careful not to spend all of their money once they move in. Murfreesboro is a big retail hub, with three shopping centers that draw shoppers from all over the region.

While the area manages to maintain its small-town charm, it's not without the occasional controversy. The town has made national headlines over the past two years over protests against the construction of a mosque. The Muslim house of worship finally opened in August, after a federal court ruling.

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  @Money - Last updated August 28 2012 01:10 PM ET
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