Abington, Pennsylvania

With top-notch schools (seven out of nine have received the state’s Blue Ribbon award), and a number of major employers nearby, Abington is full of opportunity for all ages.

Housing in this Philadelphia suburb — located just 12 miles from downtown — is on the affordable side, with median home prices clocking in at $292,000. Nearly three-quarters of all Abington residents own a home.

For those looking for cultural experiences, the city’s sculpture garden at Abington Art Center is a must-see, and you can visit the Briar Bush Nature Center’s museum and bird observatory for just $3. Kids in the area love Alverthorpe Park — cleverly dubbed “Adventurethorpe Park” by locals — which features a wading pool, a playground and more. — Aly J. Yale

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