Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Best affordable suburb: Yukon
Nearest major city: Oklahoma City
Population: 23,918
Median household income: $55,361
Median home price: $108,500
Unemployment rate: 3.9%
Violent crime index: 42

Yukon, 20 miles west of Oklahoma City, is country singer Garth Brooks' hometown. It's a fast-growing city with its own movie theater, big-box stores, and regional hospital. About 36% of residents are married with children. The average commute is 21 minutes.