5. Bellevue, NE
Best Places Affordable Homes Bellevue NE
Median home price: $124,000
Median family income: $73,998

People who live here enjoy wide open spaces, including the vast Fontenelle Forest, a 2,000-acre preserve of wetlands and prairie.

They also benefit from a low unemployment rate -- just 4.4% -- thanks, in part, to the nearby Offutt Air Force Base, which boasts 10,000 military and civilian workers. The steady supply of jobs from the base helps keep the housing market stable. And ample land in the surrounding prairie means builders have plenty of lots to choose from, which helps keep home prices cheap.

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