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Using data compiled by real estate market data firm Altos Research, Forbes Magazine recently presented America's most expensive ZIP codes for 2012.
From a list of 744 eligible towns nationwide, Carmel, Indiana ranked first in CNNMoney's Top Places To Live 2012.
Parks help cities to attract home buyers, to retain retired homeowners, and to raise home values. And now, with the creation of ParkScore, it's easy to compare park systems between cities.
Nationwide, the U.S. housing market is showing signs of recovery. Some markets are expected to recover more quickly than others.
There are 3,033 counties in the United States. Which 10 are the richest in terms of median household income? Not surprisingly, those near major economic centers rank high.
As compared to gloomy days, do "sunny days" put you in a good mood? See where your city ranks on the Sunniest Cities list.
BusinessWeek recently released its 2011 America's Best Place to Raise a Family rankings. College-town Blacksburg, Virginia took top honors, breaking a 2-year win streak for the Chicago, Illinois region.
Using Quality of Life factors such as education, crime and "town spirit", and focusing on towns with between 8,500 and 50,000 residents, CNNMoney ranks the country's best "small towns".