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Rye, N.Y.

Median home value: $1,059,596
Increase of total home sales: 156%
Population: 15,651

The city of Rye, NY—not to be confused with Rye Town, NY, which actually has a larger population than Rye, the city—was settled in 1660 following a treaty with the Mohegan Indians. Due to its location 25 miles from New York City, it’s now a suburban bedroom community for commuters. Rye was named by Coldwell Bankeras the third most expensive place in the U.S. to buy a home in 2010.

Data & Photo: Zillow.com