41. Levittown, Pa.
|AT A GLANCE|
|Median Home Price||$184,900|
|Commute time||24 minutes|
A planned community that dates to 1952, this Philadelphia suburb is relatively new compared to its neighbors. Yet what Levittown lacks in history it makes up for with affordable homes, outdoor spaces, good schools, and humane commutes. The median house in 2016 sold for just under $185,000; that’s a welcome relief to sticker-shocked home buyers moving to Levittown from other Philly burbs. Coupled with a median household income of $76,747, it mades sense that the town’s foreclosure rate is one of the lowest on our Top 50 list.
Levittown is part of the top-notch Bristol Township School District, which has strong academics as well as unique extracurriculars such as a multi-school squad of drummers and dances. As part of Bucks County, Levittown locals have access to more than 700 acres of parkland, including running trails, biking paths, and a 134-acre wildflower preserve. Other family-friendly activities include touring the historic Peddler's Village, apple picking at Shady Brook Farm, and riding roller coasters at Sesame Place, a Sesame Street-themed amusement park.