If you are looking to buy a home on the United States' east coast and are hoping to do so without breaking the bank, the city of Jacksonville in southeastern North Carolina might just be a place for you. At around 45 square miles in size and with a population just over 70,000, this isn't exactly a bustling metropolis. You do get a lot of bang for your buck, however, with many houses in the 200 to $250,000 range often including over 2,000 square feet.

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