Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Best affordable suburb: East Norriton
Nearest major city: Philadelphia
Population: 13,530
Median household income: $73,773
Median home price: $242,500
Unemployment rate: 3.4%
Violent crime index: 11

East Norriton, a former farming community 22 miles north of Philadelphia, has a mix of stores, offices, industrial areas, single-family homes, and apartments. The nearest large shopping mall is the Plymouth Meeting Mall four miles away. About 33% of residents are married with children. The average commute is 21 minutes.