2017 Best Counties to Buy a House in America

Explore the best counties to buy a house based on home values, property taxes, home ownership rates, housing costs, and real estate trends. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, and other data sources.

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    Los Alamos County

    • County in New Mexico
    • 2 reviews
    Nearby Resident:I attend school at Los Alamos and I find it very refreshing up there in the mountain. There are a number of things to do in the area. I utilize the library, for movies and books; Smith's grocery store, has a Starbucks and sushi ; Supercuts for my kids haircuts; and Ashley Pond.

    If there would be an improvement in the area I would like to see a Taco Bell. When I am at school there isn't a local place to eat when you just want something affordable. A local catering company has recently been housed on campus but the price for coffee, pastries or meal is too high for most students on a budget. When I have class all day and one right after another I need something in walking distance, quick, and affordable.

    I enjoy the city. I live in San Ildefonso Pueblo down the hill from the town and it's nice to experience what the city has to offer. It is a twenty minute drive from home and with two kids it's great that it's close and I can get a lot done.
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    Hamilton County

    • County in Indiana
    • 1 review
    Current Resident:Hamilton county in Indiana is a quite, safe, and relaxing place to live. There are different areas where there are many different restaurants and flavors to try. Downtown Carmel is known at the Carmel Art District. You can find sculptures all around the city and try wonderful different types of food.
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    McHenry County

    • County in North Dakota
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    Nemaha County

    • County in Nebraska
    • 9 reviews
    Parent:Little town so no crime. Also campus in town so we do have patrols that come through.
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    Mercer County

    • County in North Dakota
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    Leon County

    • County in Texas
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    Lake County

    • County in South Dakota
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    Newton County

    • County in Arkansas
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    Dickey County

    • County in North Dakota
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    Lyon County

    • County in Kentucky
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    Alfalfa County

    • County in Oklahoma
  12. 16

    Garza County

    • County in Texas
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    Doddridge County

    • County in West Virginia
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    Cotton County

    • County in Oklahoma
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    Woods County

    • County in Oklahoma
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    Hancock County

    • County in Kentucky
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    Gilmer County

    • County in West Virginia
    • 14 reviews
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    Beaver County

    • County in Oklahoma
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    Bottineau County

    • County in North Dakota