Ah, the suburbs. You either love 'em or you get the hell out of there as soon as possible. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures And let's be real: Even if you leave, you'll probably move back to a suburb of your own at some point to *shudders* ~settle down~. Pavelivanov / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Well, if you're in the market for a quality, affordable place to start a garden and, you know, do other adult things, here are your 10 best options, according to Realtor.com. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nickelodeon To create the 2017 Best Places to Live ranking, Realtor.com and MONEY Magazine looked at places with populations between 10,000 and 100,000. They eliminated any place that had more than double the national crime risk, less than 85% of its state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity. The team then collected about 170,000 different data points to narrow the list, putting the greatest weight on economic health, cost of living factors, and public school performance. Finally, the team researched each spot, interviewing residents, checking out neighborhoods, and searching for the kinds of intangible factors that aren’t revealed by statistics. Without further ado, here are their top picks for the best small towns and affordable suburbs of 2017: 1. Fishers, Indiana Realtor.com, Ty Cole / Money Median Listing Price: $352,300Why is it one of the best? People have recently reported having success finding well-equipped starter homes for less than $200,000. Its proximity to Indianapolis, great schools, and fun amenities like outdoor summer concerts and an award-winning farmers market also combine to make Fishers a sure bet. 2. Allen, Texas realtor.com, Photo by Joe R. via Yelp / Via yelp.com Median Listing Price: $416,200Why is it one of the best? The Dallas suburb is expected to increase 10% by 2020. People are gravitating to Allen for its increasingly vibrant, multicultural population, and some of the best schools the Lone Star State has to offer. 3. Monterey Park, California Joyce Kim For Money, Photo by Timmy S. via Yelp / Via yelp.com Median Listing Price: $671,833Why is it one of the best? Only 12 miles from Downtown LA and near several of LA’s all-important freeways, Monterey Park boasts great commuting options as well as myriad restaurants and attractions like the Vincent Price Art Museum to call its own. 4. Franklin, Tennessee realtor.com, Amy Allmand / VisitFranklin.com Median Listing Price: $599,933Why is it one of the best? Homes aren’t cheap — with a median listing price of nearly $600,000 — but residents have easy access to booming Nashville, 21 miles south, as well as everything from Nissan’s North American headquarters to a vibrant live music scene of its own. 5. Olive Branch, Mississippi realtor.com, Photo by Kelli W. Via Yelp / Via yelp.com Median Listing Price: $236,566Why is it one of the best? Close to Memphis, Olive Branch combines a pleasant, small-town lifestyle with a wide variety of housing options. Your money goes a long way here — a local real estate professional tells us that around $200,000 can buy a 2,220-square-foot home with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, a game room, and two-car garage. 6. Dickinson, North Dakota realtor.com, Courtesy Of The City Of Dickinson Median Listing Price: $237,133Why is it one of the best? Dickinson is another contender for most affordable community in the list’s top 10. On average, mortgages equal less than 25% of residents’ income. Located about an hour drive from Bismarck, Dickinson has long had many of the components that make for an attractive place to live — good schools, a wide array of outdoor recreation options, and a welcoming community. 7. Lone Tree, Colorado realtor.com, Photo by Julia G. via Yelp / Via yelp.com Median Listing Price: $639,933Why is it one of the best? This summer, Lone Tree homes averaged only 34 days on the market. That should come as no surprise to its residents, given its location in the ultrahot Denver metropolitan area that has been among the fastest-growing areas in the country for years. Residents get great outdoor trails, views of the Rockies, and quick access to all Denver has to offer. 8. North Arlington, New Jersey Realtor.com, Photo by Mint K. via Yelp / Via yelp.com Median Listing Price: $603,133Why is it one of the best? Less than 15 miles from the heart of Manhattan, North Arlington is the kind of New Jersey town that enables residents to have their big-city cake and eat it too. With lower-than-nearby property taxes and good access to important roadways, North Arlington is an ideal suburb for families looking for relatively affordable homes and doable commutes. 9. Schaumburg, Illinois realtor.com, Photo by Candice G. via Yelp / Via yelp.com Median Listing Price: $280,500Why is it one of the best? The Windy City suburb Schaumburg may be best known in the Chicago area for the Woodfield shopping center, but affordable homes and a strong school system make it a great option as a place to call home. 10. Bozeman, Montana realtor.com, Lmsvail99 / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Median Listing Price: $564,333Why is it one of the best? Located in southern Montana, the home of the Montana State University is a bustling community that is ideal for lovers of the outdoors, with easy access to skiing, rafting, hiking, biking, and other recreation options.