5. East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Nearest major city: Philadelphia
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. Average commutes are 21 minutes.