#1 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kansas
- 381 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!
- 186,147 Population
#2 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Minnesota
- 214 reviews
Current Resident: Beautiful city. People are extremely friendly and eager to help. Lots of jobs available, and lots to do. There is always something to do, and the library is amazing! Lots of community events going, including a year-long farmer's market (this surprised me when I moved here; I didn't know that was possible). Wonderful place to live.
- 112,683 Population
#3 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 361 reviews
Visitor: The Golf in and around the Woodlands is one of the best in Texas if not the country. Compliment that with both first class hotels, restaurants and music venues such as Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and it's a great getaway destination from most anywhere! The people we have met in the area are very inviting and hospitable and we are envious that they live in such a beautiful and harmonic location.
- 109,608 Population
#4 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 754 reviews
Current Resident: Plano is an absolutely wonderful city! As a suburb of of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, it is both integrated and secluded in the hustle and bustle of city politics, economy and social culture. In 2012, it was ranked the third safest city in the United States, and has been similarly ranked since then.
Perhaps the most appealing element of the city is its truly suburban personality. Plano offers tons of family-oriented activities, such as shopping villages, cinemas, several parks and outdoor areas, and more. The education system is also top-notch, with the public schools ranked within the top 100 in the nation.
The greatest drawback of the city is its affordability, which is extremely low despite the high real estate. However, the benefits of the city significantly outweigh its negative aspects and it is definitely among my top recommended cities.
- 281,566 Population
#5 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 320 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.
- 116,369 Population
#6 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Illinois
- 567 reviews
Current Resident: Best place to raise a family! Great downtown with many great restaurants . Most schools rated the highest in the state! Many activities for adults and children! Safe neighborhoods, friendly neighborhoods! Low crime rate, great park districts with many activities and plenty of volunteer activities.
- 146,431 Population
#7 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 257 reviews
Current Resident: Richardson is a great place for someone to start a family or life on their own! The public services such as fire and police are top notch and they help keep our neighborhoods safe. There are a ton of new developments going up such as CityLine and the renovation of downtown along with the updating of several other shopping and restaurant centers.
- 111,055 Population
#8 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in South Dakota
- 440 reviews
Current Resident: Sioux Falls is a great city to live in. There's easy access to several restaurants, bars/pubs, coffee shops, etc. Sioux Falls is unique, as compared to other cities of similar size, because it offers the amenities of a big city, but has a small town feeling. The downtown area is especially unique, it's populated with small businesses and statues from local artists can be found along the sidewalks as part of the annual Sculpture Walk.
Sioux Falls is continually expanding, with new housing being built year-round for the ever expanding population. Housing rates in Sioux Falls are considerably more affordable than other larger cities. The city is filled with people of different nationalities, backgrounds, incomes, etc., making Sioux Falls the cultural center of the state.
I enjoy living in Sioux Falls and would recommend moving here if someone were looking to find a new home in the Midwest.
- 170,401 Population
#9 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Florida
- 362 reviews
Current Resident: Palm Bay is a wonderful town near Melbourne Fl, a place to get away from chaos. It houses multiple theaters, shopping areas, and its own large conservation area to just barbecue and enjoy scenery. My only complaint is that there are not many activities to do, such as malls or family activities such as escape rooms. However, Orlando,Fl is only an hour drive away!
- 107,802 Population
#10 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Maryland
- 334 reviews
Nearby Resident: The city is absolutely gorgeous. There is many options of places to dine at, activities to kids and parks/ paths to walk around. It is situated in the Howard County Public School System, which is the best public schools in the entire states, therefore your children will receive an excellent education. The only issue is that it is quite pricey to live her as housing prices are more expensive in this area so expect to pay more rent here. This city gives you the vibes of a city life without being overcrowded and dirty as it has a cozier feel and more plants that surround the city. Overall, Columbia is the best city to consider moving to!
- 103,170 Population
#11 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in North Carolina
- 1,053 reviews
Current Resident: Growing up in Raleigh has been nothing but amazing. Raleigh has a superb family-friendly atmosphere and great quality of life. The southern charm of its citizens is constantly flowing through the atmosphere of the city. Raleigh has even been named the best place to live in North Carolina! When visiting, you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. Anyone and everyone could find themselves enjoying their lives in the city of oaks!
- 449,477 Population
#12 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Iowa
- 344 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!
- 130,330 Population
#13 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Indiana
- 740 reviews
Current Resident: I can't lie, I love this city. It's not where everything's happening, but it's still not off the map. Fort Wayne isn't fast or slow. There are many diverse communities, and growing industrialization. But it's not mandatory! Residents of the Summit City like the speed of Fort Wayne. If not, they'd move to either Indianapolis or Bloomington! There's music, food, festivals, museums, and a TON of history. There are upscale, five-star restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall bars. Raise your kids here. Hide away here. Party here. Vacation here. Fort Wayne isn't just a city, it's a statement. It has cuture.
- 262,450 Population
#14 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Nebraska
- 703 reviews
Current Resident: I was born in Lincoln, and have lived here my whole life. I love that this town is not too small, but it isn't too big either. People here are friendly, which is evidenced when you go for walks or go for a drive. There are a lot of food options at different price ranges. Many restaurants are now able to accommodate different eating patterns, such as vegetarianism. However, there is practically nothing to do in the winter months. In the summer months, there are pools and shopping, but you can go to surrounding areas if you want an all-day fun activity. Lincoln has great schools and is very safe. It is an excellent place to raise a family. Overall, I love Lincoln and have no plans of moving anytime soon!
- 277,315 Population
#15 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 353 reviews
Current Resident: Abilene is a growing, bustling college town filled with a lot of history as well as new trendy businesses. I've been in Abilene for over 12 years and continue to love calling it home. It has a little bit of everything which makes it very exciting for tourists and locals alike. Abilene is very centrally located which means that any neighboring city is just a short drive away. Recently, some changes are being made to the historic downtown area including plans for a new upscale hotel and some new local breweries and restaurants which is sure to increase tourism as well. I love the people in Abilene more than anything. The city is just big enough to spread out while running into people you know every once in a while. I have everything I need right here, in little'ol Abilene.
- 122,762 Population
#16 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Alabama
- 657 reviews
Current Resident: Huntsville is without a doubt one of the most safe, fast-growing, and friendly cities in the country. Corporations like engineer-generating NASA and security-enforcing Redstone Arsenal are located right here in Huntsville, promoting impressive technological advancements and safety being of the upmost importance, not to mention the often “Hello!” and friendly wave! The one thing that would enhance Huntsville is more businesses and people living here. The real-estate is fantastic, with low-cost houses, acres of land, safe neighborhoods, academically rated schools and more! If one was to look for an amazing place for friends and family, exciting innovation and academic superiority, an outpouring of creative art, historical sites, beautiful landscapes, farmer-fresh foods, wide-open spaces, crime free zones, and a breath of fresh air, Huntsville is the place to be!
- 190,501 Population
#17 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Oklahoma
- 1,182 reviews
Current Resident: I’ve been living in Oklahoma for 5 years and I love it. People are very friendly, there’s great places to eat and hang out. The city is growing, which means more job openings. I graduated from college and instead of going somewhere else, and I stayed here because I love this city! Now I’m back to school, I’m doing a masters in accounting. I know that when I graduate, there will be much more opportunities. I know there’s no perfect place to live but Oklahoma City is a great place to start.
- 629,191 Population
#18 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Michigan
- 444 reviews
Niche User: A sweet and enjoyable small town! Ann Arbor offers everything that you need in your day to day life. The town is filled with restaurants, shops, music venues, fantastic schools, grocery stores and the best farmers market! I really enjoy the small town feel, but it is also nice that we have access to Detroit and if you are up to a big adventure Chicago is only 4 hours away! I am here as a graduate student and I am very glad I chose to come to Ann Arbor. Everyday you will see students, working professionals, and retirees walking around the town, eating at restaurants and truly enjoying life! Also, the ARBORETUM is to die for (trust me, you will want to go see this place). I can definitely see myself raising my kids here one day! DEFINITELY A MUST SEE TOWN!
- 119,303 Population
#19 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kentucky
- 731 reviews
Current Resident: Lexington is a great city to be apart of! It is a very active city with lots of day & night life activities. Downtown is very safe and there are plenty of options for parking. The variety of food, shopping, and cultural activities are abundant during the day. There are many bars for college students and older adults, activities, and event to attend at night. Overall, even with city traffic and construction, I rate the city 5 out of 5 stars!
- 315,109 Population
#20 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 412 reviews
Current Resident: It's a fast growing city, a very heartwarming, humble city. We as in Amarillo recently came out with a song called "Little Amarillo ft. Jade Ramos." A very beautiful song even though i wasn't born in Amarillo. I was raised here and this is my Yellow City. We have things to do in to keep the city rolling. Local vendors and artists. As of recent the town is heading towards a healthier outlook due to many crossfit gyms, gyms, and proactive things to do. The people in this town are friendly. Starting to gear towards a healthier outlook to the Straight+LGBTQ+ alliance. Diversity is vast and culture is intriguing. Enjoy the mid-pace.
- 197,823 Population
#21 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Nebraska
- 1,078 reviews
Current Resident: I am an Omaha, NE native. First proud to grow up in the "Big O," I am still proud that I "don't coast." In addition to its multiple seasons, growing population and historical landmarks, Omaha always has new experiences cropping up! Living here has brought a wealth of opportunities in recent decades. I appreciate its breadth of business, music, sports, theater, and entertainment venues. Its school systems are diverse in both the public and private realms. With community colleges, public and private universities, Omaha has plenty of higher education opportunities for life long learners as well. This is where I grew up, and this is where I will grow old. Gratefully, the best has been and will be the years in between.
- 463,081 Population
#22 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 279 reviews
Current Resident: Wichita Falls is my absolute favorite place to be. The people here are all so friendly and welcoming. Everyone seems like family here! I always get homesick when I'm away from my home city, nothing is like Wichita Falls. It may be a small city. However, with the city not being infested with so many people, I get to actually know the people of my neighborhood, community, and school. Personally, there is nothing more important to me than the communication of the people of one's city and with a city like Wichita Falls, communication is very likely!
- 104,621 Population
#23 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 950 reviews
Former Resident: Corpus christi is a Great small town, everything is really close by. The downtown is small and cute and they have a great farmers market on Wednesday nights. It is super humid in the summer time so try and only go in the colder months. The sea food is great almost anywhere you go to eat, it is also sooo windy so be ready for that. It is one of the windiest cities, windier than chicago! Recently the city has been coming up and fast, the downtown is growing quickly and so is the involvement in the town. There has been a bigger collection of local people starting locally businesses and more supporting local than in the town. Corpus christi is a great place to live if you value community, they have been growing in a positive way towards this goal. I recommend heavily
- 322,726 Population
#25 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Idaho
- 439 reviews
Current Resident: Boise is a great place to be active! I love having the foothills close by to run, hike, and mountain bike in! There is a growing ski resort just 45 minutes drive from downtown. Boise is growing and real estate is expensive. Unfortunately, the salaries have not increased at the same level of housing costs. Generally people are nice, but not super friendly. Downtown is still very livable, with grocery stores, drug stores, entertainment, restaurants, and work all with in walking and biking distances. Because Boise is the biggest city for hours, we have some of the great amenities of a bigger city without having to be so large. We have great arts and concerts for being as small as we are. I love catching an outdoor concert in the summer or attending a concert by one of our many orchestra groups.
- 220,859 Population
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