There are some interesting articles in the RE section; Places to live - Top 100 and why.
Also Where homes are affordable, there are 50 listed. These are based on 2006 but they tell you the Median family income and the medium house prices for that area. Very surprising in many cases!
There are some other articles of interest as well; Where the jobs are , 25 top-earning towns and Where the singles are. Hmmmmmmm........
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