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Is it the wide streets? The legendary ski resorts? Maybe the John Wayne landscapes? Whatever it is, there’s something about Utah that keeps attracting the attention of list makers.

Just last week, the Deseret News reported that local Utah company Vivint was ranked second in the nation for job creation.

When asked in an interview by Fox Business’ David Asman what made the Beehive state so conducive to startups, Vivint’s founder and CEO Todd Pedersen replied that it's the “friendly business environment” cultivated by the local governments, combined with “a lot of high-quality people” that helped his business to thrive.

This wasn’t the first time this year that Utah has been recognized for a welcoming attitude. Just last June, four Utah metropolitan areas were noted for being among the best for unemployment rates. Last May, Utah was ranked No. 1 for economic outlook by The American Legislative Exchange Council (for the sixth consecutive year), which led Gov. Gary Herbert to declare that “people are looking to (Utah) as the leader” in a time of great economic instability.

One of the latest trends to gather attention is the Great Recession’s apparent mobility catalyst. Or, in other words, because the economy’s bad, people are moving a lot.

While it may be true that mobility is perceived to be good for job growth, the constant threat of having to uproot can be stressful to families.

While there is no easy answer to calm the nerves of a family that’s more than ready to settle down, the best approach may be to find an area with low unemployment, a reasonable cost of living and a strong sense of community. All factors that at the very least can aid a family ready to settle down, even if a lifelong career may not be in the picture yet.

According to Money Magazine’s annual list of the best small towns in the country, Utah has three such pockets of stability. Can you guess which? Click through to see Money Magazine's 50 best small towns in America

50 Simsbury, Conn.
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Population: 23,689



Median home price as of 2012: $270,000



Persons per household: 2.47 (Hartford County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $64,007 (Hartford County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 11.0 percent (Hartford County)

49 Walnut, Calif.
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Population: 29,464



Median home price as of 2012: $562,500



Persons per household: 3.54



Median household income, 2007-2011: $101,358



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.9 percent

48 Peachtree City, Ga.
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Population: 34,889



Median home price as of 2012: $225,900



Persons per household: 2.74



Median household income, 2007-2011: $91,045



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.5 percent

47 Pelham, Ala.
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Population: 22,297



Median home price as of 2012: $135,000



Persons per household: 2.68



Median household income, 2007-2011: $69,167



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 6.2 percent

46 Buffalo Grove, Ill.
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Population: 41,761



Median home price as of 2012: $199,000



Persons per household: 2.54



Median household income, 2007-2011: $91,634



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.9 percent

45 Spring Hill, Tenn.
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Population: 30,568



Median home price as of 2012: $173,487



Persons per household: 2.93



Median household income, 2007-2011: $75,728



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.4 percent

44 Pflugerville, Texas
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Population: 49,481



Median home price as of 2012: $155,000



Persons per household: 3.00



Median household income, 2007-2011: $75,558



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 8.5 percent

43 Evans, Ga.
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Population: 30,874



Median home price as of 2012: $214,250



Persons per household: 2.68



Median household income, 2007-2011: $49,736



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 16.5 percent

42 Solon, Ohio
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Population: 23,012



Median home price as of 2012: $211,500



Persons per household: 2.83



Median household income, 2007-2011: $98,581



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.4 percent

41 Montgomery Village, Md.
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Population: 33,052



Median home price as of 2012: 202,000



Persons per household: 2.70



Median household income, 2007-2011: $78,729



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.6 percent

40 Ballwin, Mo.
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Population: 30,523



Median home price as of 2012: $194,000



Persons per household: 2.59



Median household income, 2007-2011: $81,388



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.7 percent

39 Cheshire, Conn.
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Population: 29,433



Median home price as of 2012: $287,250



Persons per household: 2.43



Median household income, 2007-2011: $87,647



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.9% percent

38 Twinsburg, Ohio
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Population: 18,636



Median home price as of 2012: $159,900



Persons per household: 2.45



Median household income, 2007-2011: $69,862



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.6 percent

37 Ankeny, Iowa
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Population: 46,973



Median home price as of 2012: $170,000



Persons per household: 2.55



Median household income, 2007-2011: $72,703



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.3 percent

36 Mill Creek, Wash.
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Population: 18,834



Median home price as of 2012: $318,000



Persons per household: 2.39



Median household income, 2007-2011: $88,115



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.3 percent

35 Leesburg, Va.
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Population: 46,140



Median home price as of 2012: $322,500



Persons per household: 3.03



Median household income, 2007-2011: $99,040



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 6.5 percent

34 Horsham, Pa.
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Population: 15,094



Median home price as of 2012: $228,950



Persons per household: 2.50



Median household income, 2007-2011: $64,700



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 6.1 percent

33 Suwanee, Ga.
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Population: 16,002



Median home price as of 2012: $199,000



Persons per household: 2.79



Median household income, 2007-2011: $87,396



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.7 percent

32 Coppell, Texas
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Population: 39,787



Median home price as of 2012: $275,693



Persons per household: 2.84



Median household income, 2007-2011: $106,981



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.9 percent

31 La Palma, Calif.
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Population: 15,879



Median home price as of 2012: $458,500



Persons per household: 3.04



Median household income, 2007-2011: $84,693



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 6.5 percent

30 Windham, N.H.
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Population: 13,599



Median home price as of 2012: $340,000



Persons per household: 2.54 (Rockingham County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $77,470 (Rockingham County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.9 percent (Rockingham County)

29 Lindon, Utah
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Population: 10,846



Median home price as of 2012: $252,500



Persons per household: 4.12



Median household income, 2007-2011: $87,250



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 9.2 percent

28 Menomonee Falls, Wis.
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Population: 35,974



Median home price as of 2012: $174,500



Persons per household: 2.42



Median household income, 2007-2011: $71,326



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.3 percent

27 Farmington, Mich.
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Population: 10,378



Median home price as of 2012: $118,525



Persons per household: 2.26



Median household income, 2007-2011: $57,407



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 7.5 percent

26 Brookfield, Conn.
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Population: 16,788



Median home price as of 2012: $290,000



Persons per household: 2.68 (Fairfield County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $82,558 (Fairfield County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 8.3 percent (Fairfield County)

25 Draper, Utah
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Population: 43,974



Median home price as of 2012: $292,552



Persons per household: 3.34



Median household income, 2007-2011: $89,935



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.6 percent

24 Firestone, Colo.
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Population: 10,629



Median home price as of 2012: $217,500



Persons per household: 3.02



Median household income, 2007-2011: $78,056



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.9 percent

23 Merrimack, N.H.
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Population: 25,686



Median home price as of 2012: $184,764



Persons per household: 2.48



Median household income, 2007-2011: $64,664



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 8.0%

22 Waukee, Iowa
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Population: 14,945



Median home price as of 2012: $179,000



Persons per household: 2.69



Median household income, 2007-2011: $80,863



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.8 percent

21 Savage, Minn.
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Population: 27,711



Median home price as of 2012: $230,393



Persons per household: 3.02



Median household income, 2007-2011: $91,361



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.8 percent

20 The Colony, Texas
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Population: 39,055



Median home price as of 2012: $135,863



Persons per household: 2.68



Median household income, 2007-2011: $76,663



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.0 percent

19 Newcastle, Wash.
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Population: 10,723



Median home price as of 2012: 461,250



Persons per household: 2.57



Median household income, 2007-2011: $106,339



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.2 percent

18 Westfield, Ind.
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Population: 31,857



Median home price as of 2012: $176,250



Persons per household: 2.53



Median household income, 2007-2011: $48,393



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 14.1 percent

17 Apple Valley, Minn.
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Population: 49,863



Median home price as of 2012: $179,000



Persons per household: 2.56



Median household income, 2007-2011: $78,767



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.8 percent

16 Hillsborough, N.J.
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Population: 38,828



Median home price as of 2012: $340,000



Persons per household: 2.78 (Somerset County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $98,842 (Somerset County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.7 percent (Somerset County)

15 Shrewsbury, Mass.
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Population: 36,048



Median home price as of 2012: $288,250



Persons per household: 2.49 (Worcester County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $65,981 (Worcester County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 10.7 percent (Worcester County)

14 Farmington, Utah
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Population: 19,135



Median home price as of 2012: $281,047



Persons per household: 3.36



Median household income, 2007-2011: $82,877



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.4 percent

13 Montville, N.J.
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Population: 21,715



Median home price as of 2012: $470,000



Persons per household: 2.69 (Morris County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $98,148 (Morris County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.1 percent

12 Parker, Colo.
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Population: 47,790



Median home price as of 2012: $285,500



Persons per household: 2.80



Median household income, 2007-2011: $92,917



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.2 percent

11 Westford, Mass.
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Population: 22,407



Median home price as of 2012: $389,225



Persons per household: 2.49



Median household income, 2007-2011: $79,691



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 7.7 percent

10 West Goshen Township, Pa.
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Population: 22,421



Median home price as of 2012: $321,500



Persons per household: 2.63 (Chester County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $86,264 (Chester County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 6.1 percent (Chester County)

9 Apex, N.C.
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Population: 40,205



Median home price as of 2012: $225,000



Persons per household: 2.92



Median household income, 2007-2011: $86,782



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.6 percent

8 Papillion, Neb
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Population: 19,837



Median home price as of 2012: $141,000



Persons per household: 2.64



Median household income, 2007-2011: $69,837



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.8 percent

7 Mason, Ohio
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Population: 31,761



Median home price as of 2012: $176,500



Persons per household: 2.82



Median household income, 2007-2011: $83,695



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.6 percent

6 Berkeley Heights, N.J.
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Population: 13,345



Median home price as of 2012: $474,000



Persons per household: 2.85 (Union County)



Median household income, 2007-2011: $68,688 (Union County)



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 9.8 percent (Union County)

5 Sherwood, Ore.
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Population: 18,736



Median home price as of 2012: $243,538



Persons per household: 2.95



Median household income, 2007-2011: $79,209



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 4.4 percent

4 Chanhassen, Minn.
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Population: 23,685



Median home price as of 2012: $201,500



Persons per household: 2.80



Median household income, 2007-2011: $102,700



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 2.8 percent

3 Vienna, Va.
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Population: 16,285



Median home price as of 2012: $550,000



Persons per household: 2.84



Median household income, 2007-2011: $116,933



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 3.8 percent

2 Louisville, Col.
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Population: 18,924



Median home price as of 2012: $368,110



Persons per household: 2.43



Median household income, 2007-2011: $83,682



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.6 percent

1 Sharon, Mass.
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Population: 17,944



Median home price as of 2012: $375,000



Persons per household: 2.75



Median household income, 2007-2011: $102,521



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 5.6 percent