Thirteen miles east of Seattle, Newcastle is an ideal spot for city commuters who want to commune with the outdoors in their downtime. The town has 40 acres of parks and more than seven miles of hiking trails, and it's right next to the 3,100 acres of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Newcastle's proximity to Seattle helps keep the unemployment rate at a low 5.1%, but the easy commute also means pricey real estate: Home prices are well into the $400,000s. --Stefan Malmsten
Money picked the top 100. Now it's your turn: Which town will be our fan favorite? 'Like' your town and it might just make it to No. 1.
|Town||# of Likes|
|1. Sharon, MA||11,938|
|2. Apex, NC||10,693|
|3. Westford, MA||6,011|
|4. Peachtree City, GA||5,622|
|5. Hillsborough, NJ||5,323|