Top spots to live 2011
Median single-family home price: $365,750
Median condo price: $218,000
Residential tax rate (and average bill): $5.57 ($3,971)
Orleans has it all. Located about three-quarters of the way down Cape Cod, its the unofficial capital of the Lower Cape. There are great restaurants and shopping, including Provincetown-like art galleries. The popular Nauset Beach has a snack bar and good waves, while the towns bayside beaches are calmer and warmer.