7. Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck is a city of active residents with more than 80 miles of trails, seven golf courses and plenty of lush forests. Its lively downtown is peppered with restaurants, cafes and shops. The city is also home to five colleges, including the University of Mary, and top employers include Sanford Health, St. Alexius Medical Center and state government.
Median Household Income: $54,969
Median Home Price: $163,900