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#1 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kansas
- Rating 4.15 out of 5 435 reviews
Current Resident: Overland Park is a great suburb of Kansas City. It has a terrific family atmosphere. There are plenty of places to eat and shop. OP also has great sports facilities including a world-class youth soccer complex as well as several top-notch sports academies. Sitting just 15 minutes outside of Kansas City, Overland Park also has access to world-class performing arts, KC Royals, KC Chiefs, the College Basketball Experience including the entertainment district Power & Light, Country Club Plaza, Crown Center (Hallmark), and much more. Of course being the BBQ capital of the nation we also are close to KC Joe's, Hayward's, Jack Stack, Gates, and more!
- 191,011 Population
#2 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.33 out of 5 451 reviews
Current Resident: My daughter and I moved here 5 years ago from Dubai in the United Arab Emirate and we love it here. We love the diversity, there is everyone from everywhere here. People and warm and friendly - genuinely. The schools are excellent. My daughter has adjusted pretty well considering the move from the British system of education in the UAE. Love the fact that the city is mostly conservative under the leadership of our awesome Judge Keough!
- 113,819 Population
#3 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Minnesota
- Rating 3.98 out of 5 253 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Rochester from Racine, Wisconsin, when my children were young. We immediately found so many things to love -- the clean, welcoming parks and bike trails, the kid- and adult-friendly downtown, and most importantly, the amazingly helpful public school system. Rochester is the perfect place to raise children. And it turned out to be the perfect place for me, too. I love my job at Mayo Clinic. Our life here is very different from anything I planned or expected, and I am very grateful. Some things are still wanting, such as public transportation and entertainment venues, but I see them growing each year in smart, efficient ways that bode well for the future of the city.
- 115,557 Population
#4 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.1 out of 5 870 reviews
Current Resident: Moving from a smaller town in the midwest, to Plano, Texas has been one of the best decisions that I've made so far. The people here in Plano are so diverse, and so hospitable! I've encountered so many people in public who have been so warm and welcoming; it's honestly a culture shock. I would also say that, overall, the city of Plano is fairly clean and safe. In the previous town that I lived in, potholes were rampant, and the roads needed servicing. As mind-boggling as this may sound, I have not encountered a pothole yet (my car thanks me)! Living in Texas has been quite the joy, and there's an abundance of amazing towns and cities; however, Plano has it's own je ne sais quoi that makes it stand out. Plano truly is a city for everyone!
- 287,064 Population
#5 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Illinois
- Rating 4.15 out of 5 643 reviews
Current Resident: Naperville is an extremely welcoming city near Chicago. The area holds loads of fun activities and shopping centers. The downtown area has a huge range of options for places to go with friends. Naperville is also extremely safe, with a very low crime rate. It's definitely the place to be!
- 147,501 Population
#6 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in South Dakota
- Rating 3.93 out of 5 492 reviews
Current Resident: I like Sioux Falls because it is my home town. I have lived here since I was a year and a half. There are quite a few things to do in Sioux Falls, though some do cost money. The city is becoming bigger and more diverse. If you have children, there are many fun things for you to do with them! There are parks, nature parks (for hiking), fun restaurants, swimming pools, a butterfly house, and many more! It is family-friendly and there are schools all over the city so depending on where you live, there should be a school district you are close to. Some things I would like to see change is the crime rate. I never saw this city as a city full of crime but within the last year, I feel way more has been happening. It is NOT safe to go to Walmart or anywhere by yourself now. I recommend bringing someone else with you. I would like to see less crime happening, but that is something I cannot change personally.
- 177,117 Population
#7 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.09 out of 5 305 reviews
Current Resident: Richardson is a great central location in the DFW area. It's smaller, cute, yet growing. There are lots of great restaurants and parks/natural preserve area (great for hiking, biking, exploring), and housing price is better than Northeast Dallas. They also have an excellent school district.
The list go on and on. Check it out yourself!
- 116,432 Population
#8 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Florida
- Rating 3.6 out of 5 421 reviews
Current Resident: Palm Bay is an ever evolving city. Over the past decade, I have witnessed first hand the growth in our economy and market. Entire plazas have been built around my family, numerous stores and rebooted utilities such as gas stations, grocery stores, and homes have all impacted our city and it’s beautification and growth. The change has been incredibly drastic and surprisingly rapid. It is extremely family friendly and is filled with safe and well preserved communities. Palm Bay is a tight knit and close quarters type of place. Traffic is almost never an issue in going to work or school. The roads are widely preserved and clean. The community overall is welcoming and diverse in many ethnicities, beliefs, and spoken languages. Overall, it has much potential in attracting more visitors and tourists. We are only 30 minutes from the beach and weather is beautiful and warm year round. Lastly, this is a great hub for starting small businesses and new families.
- 111,997 Population
#9 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Alabama
- Rating 3.9 out of 5 724 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Huntsville, AL a month before the COVID-19 shutdown. I was able to enjoy many outside activities during the lockdown, without coming into contact with people. The are plenty of caves, trails, and rivers to explore. As things have started to open back up, there have been many additions added to the city. We are getting a AA baseball team, restaurants and hotels continue to open everyday, and there are social distanced events that happen throughout the city such as music venues showing free local artists. The food scene is on the rise with classic southern food, the integration of food trucks/trailers, and even European inspired food is starting to show up. I like that Huntsville has diverse culture and is a very transient city. You never know who you will meet and hear the stories of how we all ended up in town!
- 196,219 Population
#10 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Nebraska
- Rating 3.95 out of 5 783 reviews
Current Resident: Well I moved to Lincoln my junior year of high school and the school was gigantic! My class had went from 200 some kids in Texas to 500 kids in Lincoln. I was nervous at first, but people were pretty welcoming and talkative, especially when you get involved in activities. Lincoln is a small town, big city feeling. Everyone knows everyone, but Lincoln has many different spots you can go to not feel crowded. Also, I never noticed how active people are in Lincoln. I see people in their 80's running on all the different trails we have here, people are extremely devoted to health and fitness, which was nice to see because my family and I became more aware of ways to be better by being healthy and exercising regularly.
- 283,839 Population
#11 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Maryland
- Rating 4.17 out of 5 383 reviews
Nearby Resident: Columbia has it all! Great restaurants, a beautiful amphitheater, friendly neighbors. I love visiting this little city, which always seems clean and well organized. Located just a short distance from Baltimore, this suburb is a gem, boasting some great parks and outdoor recreational fields. Whether you are coming for a visit or moving to the area, consider Columbia, MD, for your new neighborhood!
- 103,991 Population
#12 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Indiana
- Rating 3.83 out of 5 836 reviews
Current Resident: I've been in Fort Wayne for about a decade now, I am originally from California. My husband and I started our family business here and raised 3 children because it was a very affordable place to live and we plan to stay. Fort Wayne is growing! Overall my experience has been fantastic due to the very manageable cost of living, the incredible people I have made friends with and the family oriented environment. From my experience Indiana has been a good place to do business. I also have loved Indiana's central location for family road trips. It has been exciting to see Fort Wayne's promising economic development and to see an overall sense of momentum building. The city leadership has many development projects in the pipeline such as the riverfront development, the continued growth of the trails and greenways, the development of an arts campus, the development of the North River property, and commercial and infrastructure improvements in the Southeast.
- 265,752 Population
#13 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kentucky
- Rating 3.87 out of 5 811 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in Lexington for the past 3 years and enjoyed every minute of it! It’s a very lively city with so much to offer. I particularly enjoy all the restaurants and entertainment venues in Lexington. There’s also so much diversity throughout the city. I’d say that Lexington is a bustling city with a college-town vibe due to University of Kentucky.
In particular, I find that the city is extremely safe. I can leave my car unlocked all day and there’s a high probability that I will not be robbed (I don’t and wouldn’t do this). I can also go out running in the middle of the night without fear of being harmed. Law enforcement is everywhere at all hours during the day. Lexington is much safer than the majority of big cities in the US.
- 320,601 Population
#14 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.3 out of 5 381 reviews
Current Resident: I loved growing up in Round Rock. My parents chose to live here because the schools are good, it has a low crime rate and the cost of living is reasonable. Outdoor recreation is abundant such as boating, biking, running, fishing, hiking, swimming, outdoor theater and many, many others. There are lots of historic sites. The Chisholm Trail runs right through the center of town. The Sam Bass cemetery contains graves of people born before the American Revolution. Round Rock has the feel of a small town with easy access to larger cities. Round Rock is about 23 miles north of Austin proper. The food here is the best! Everyone knows about Texas barbecue; no food anywhere can even compare. The weather is fantastic, with Round Rock boasting about 300 days of sunshine per year. The people are friendly and there is a strong sense of community. All in all, Round Rock is a great place to live.
- 124,434 Population
#15 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Tennessee
- Rating 3.62 out of 5 581 reviews
Current Resident: There are many great hole-in-the-wall type businesses in Clarksville that are owned by locals that make Clarksville an interesting place. There are high respects for military members, as it is also a military town due to the location of Fort Campbell Army base! Plenty of parks and trails to keep you busy outdoors, and many different types of indoor activities, like laser tag and mini golf, if you're an indoors type of person! We also have many art galleries and the Roxy that put on amazing shows. I would definitely recommend Clarksville as a place for people to visit.
- 152,934 Population
#16 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.59 out of 5 312 reviews
Current Resident: Wichita Falls has friendly people, a small but great downtown with lots of local shops and restaurants. There are city parks everywhere and beautification efforts throughout town. There is a walking biking trail that runs through the city. There are good private schools to choose from and the Wichita Falls ISD gives students many choices, including to graduate with a vocation. WFISD technology is outstanding and students have use of makerspaces and 3D printers. Midwestern State University is an excellent University.
Overall Wichita Falls is an amazing place to raise a family!
- 104,279 Population
#17 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in North Carolina
- Rating 4.05 out of 5 1,225 reviews
Current Resident: I have really enjoyed my time in Raleigh so far. I moved back to Raleigh after four years in western NC for college, and I had forgotten how much there is to do in the capitol city. Downtown has seen quite a bit of growth in the past few years with the addition of many new businesses, restaurants, nightlife and activities. I recommend Amorino Raleigh for desserts, Sir Walter Raleigh for coffee, Parkside Restaurant for dinner, Just Salad for lunch, North Hills and Cameron Village for shopping, the Red Hat Amphitheater for concerts, Historic Oakwood for a stroll, and Drive Shack for a late-night activity. Between the exceptional pubic schools, diverse communities, range of activities, and the bustling nightlife- there is no place like Raleigh, NC!
- 464,485 Population
#18 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.6 out of 5 374 reviews
Current Resident: Though I've only lived in Abilene for one month, I have already fell in love with the atmosphere. The local rainfall is a pleasant amount that keeps it cool in the summer along with the usually rolling clouds. There is a lively art scene downtown along with dance clubs and fabulous restaurants. Fort Phantom is a very old fort that is said to now be haunted by confederate soldiers and is a must see. My house sits in a cozy neighborhood where kids can often be seen playing in their front yards. 2 lakes including Lake Fort Phantom and Kirby Lake sit just outside the city limits to give hours or even days of extraordinary fun, fishing, camping, bbqing, and boating. This is definitely a place you do not want to miss out on.
- 124,156 Population
#19 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Nebraska
- Rating 3.85 out of 5 1,200 reviews
Nearby Resident: Honestly, I love Omaha. Coming from Columbus, Ohio, it’s definitely a great and safe place to raise a family or buy a house. The city looks to be expanding and building a lot more homes and apartments. There’s a park on every corner and plenty of amazing places to eat, including multiple vegan options and a variety of different cuisines. The schools are good I’ve heard, I haven’t been to one firsthand, though. Everyone is walking their dogs and bringing their kids along with them, which gives a family friendly feel. Obviously, this isn’t the most diverse city in the country, but you do meet all kinds of amazing people if you look! The Universities here are also really great, with large, medium and smaller schools to fit everyone’s needs, along with amazing culinary schools. I’m excited to see how much Omaha really grows and would definitely recommend young families to look into moving to Omaha if the opportunity arises!
- 475,862 Population
#20 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Iowa
- Rating 3.77 out of 5 380 reviews
Current Resident: Cedar Rapids is an eclectic place. Regarded as a fairly safe city and surrounding areas, it is a good place for families to reside. There are also several surrounding area schools, so parents have many choices where to send their children to school. Cedar Rapids also has several things to do. Many concerts and events are held at the local U.S. Cellular Center and McGrath Ampatheater all throughout the year, so many to choose from! Local seasonal events are held all throughout the year, such as the farmers market, St. Patricks day parade, Winter parade, and many more. There is always something going on, with many local restaurants, shops, and events, there is something for everyone in Cedar Rapids!
- 132,301 Population
#21 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Tennessee
- Rating 3.96 out of 5 545 reviews
Current Resident: Love my city! It keeps growing and growing! It slowly but surely is starting to look like Nashville, less all the nightlife. The traffic jams are incredibly annoying, though, so if you decide to work in Nashville, prepare to leave 2 hours early or else you will be stuck in bottleneck traffic. However, it usually clears pretty quickly but is a long drive. Especially if there happens to be a wreck on the interstate during peak hours, but the local Emergency Services can usually get it cleared quickly. Lots of help and community, as this is right beside the university, Middle Tennessee State.
- 136,366 Population
#22 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Illinois
- Rating 3.43 out of 5 242 reviews
Current Resident: I have grown up and have lived in Springfield Illinois my entire life. I have visited other cities for various reasons but am very glad that I can call Springfield my home. I have always felt safe in the public high school I attended. I am thankful for the Catholic education I received at Blessed Sacrament School. I love the fact I lived near Washington Park. There are so many things that one can do there, the Route 66 festival downtown, Blues and Barbeque, to the annual city basketball tournament. It has over 117,000 people yet seems like a small town. The news coverage is adequate n most things but very good on high school sports. Lake Springfield is great for boating and fishing or just enjoying a sunset. Its's not just a punchline of the cartoon show the Simpsons. It a real town that was great to be from!
- 115,888 Population
#23 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Pennsylvania
- Rating 4.31 out of 5 722 reviews
Current Resident: Pittsburgh is an excellent city with a lot of pride from those that live there. There is so much to do in this city such as: attend sporting games, visit a museum, take a ride on the incline or a boat, and my personal favorite: lots of food! Pittsburgh is also home to the Pittsburgh zoo, Sandcastle water park, Idlewild, and Kennywood. These are some popular tourist attractions filled with fun things to do for the whole family, especially in the summer. One down side of Pittsburgh is the parking. I wish there were more parking garages to help ease the stress of finding somewhere to park in the busy city!
- 302,205 Population
#24 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.64 out of 5 461 reviews
Current Resident: I love AMARILLO. It is a diverse community with great opportunities to grow and expand. Our schools provide us with many chances to work in the fields we would like to continue our careers in. We are a small but large town. Small enough to raise your family, but large enough to continue expansion and growth. Throughout the pandemic our town was fortunate enough to maintain a steady work environment , which we are extremely grateful.
- 198,955 Population
#25 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.71 out of 5 830 reviews
Current Resident: Great town! I love the fact that Lubbock is so friendly! Everyone is willing to stop and help a person in need. I definitely feel safe walking around. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in town. The taxes are a little high but real estate is great. Most of the time the weather in Lubbock is great. The summers are nice and hot and winter are cold but without snow. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. Lubbock has tons of activities too. You can go skating, bowling or even go to multiple different movie theaters. Usually in March the weather is quite crazy! Lubbock can be extremely windy. I love that the land is flat and that I can see every sunset and sunrise. I love that while driving you can see for miles and miles. Lubbock has a great medical community. There are a few hospitals all with great staff and reviews. For the most part Lubbock is a great town to go watch high school and college sports. The whole town gets together and supports their teams.
- 253,851 Population