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Tampa claims the No. 7 rank as one of the most affordable places among our overall top 10 list. Slowly recovering from a recent housing downturn, the median home price is a low $106,600. The unemployment rate is the highest among our top 10 places, but at 6.9%, it's still below the national average. Also, the area's job growth ties for highest among our top 10 at 4%. The area is home to a number of universities and colleges, including the University of South Florida.