#1 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kansas
- 353 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
- 201 reviews
Current Resident: I love Rochester! Personally, I am a big fan of the weather changes and all of the seasons, so I love living in an area where I get to see the leaves change and the snow fall. The downtown area is very pretty and there are resources to many different kinds of people available everywhere. If there was one thing I could change, it would be the amount of activities available to younger people. Adults have the ability to go to bars and restaurants downtown, but students and kids don't have many activities to do. I would like to see more parks, trails, and sport-designated areas around in order to get kids outside and active. Other than that, I love it here!
- 112,683 Population
#3 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 335 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
- 720 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
- 300 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
- 539 reviews
Nearby Resident: Downtown area a great place to shop and eat. Parking is available very nice, Family friendly, Great place to take kids for kids. Children have plenty of sporting events. Baseball, Football, Soccer Mecca. People somewhat not friendly often downright Rude! Private College on beautiful campus downtown Great homes, Excellent Schools, Great doctors, not much diversity, Tons of places for fitness. Plenty of Yoga studios and health and wellness work out facilities.
- 146,431 Population
#7 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 240 reviews
Current Resident: Overall Richardson is a great place to live! many things are changing and being improved around the city. There are only a few things that have changed my perspective of Richardson. I have attended some of the city council meetings and learned that the leaders of this great city are fantastic but do not take into consideration minor details that come with the change, for example they are improving one of the high schools in the districts and did not consider the parking problems that would come with that.
- 111,055 Population
#8 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in South Dakota
- 421 reviews
Current Resident: Sioux Falls, SD, is a great town! It isn't too heavily populated with a lot to do. There are seasonal activities such as Great Bear for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in winter and summer there is Wild Water West water park. Summer events such as Hot Harley Nights, Summer Nights, and the Sioux Falls Fair bring a lot of outdoor activities and concerts for everyone to enjoy. There is also the Falls Park, which the city is named after. It is well lit in the winter with Christmas lights and lights on the falls that change color. There is a large variety of restaurants and fast food places for great food. The Denny Premier Center has frequent concerts and sporting events. If the sport isn't played at the premier center then it is held at the Sanford Pentagon, where a lot of tournaments are also held. If I could change something about Sioux Falls, I would get Uber so one could have a way of getting home after going downtown and drinking.
- 170,401 Population
#9 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Florida
- 355 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
- 317 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
- 987 reviews
Former Resident: I moved to Raleigh when I was 11 years old, Of course I was nervous coming from New York down to the south I had negative thoughts at first. Then I starting opening up and met a lot of new friends and started joining clubs and school teams. One thing I really did love was the southern hospitality I got down here that was it existing up north, The people were really friendly and actually spoke when we walking past you! I moved away when I was 17 going back up north by shortly with her and when I was 20 to live down here by myself while my parents were still up North. One thing I definitely would change about Riley is creating more entertainment music wise, and some driving laws but other than that it’s a beautiful place to live
- 449,477 Population
#12 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Iowa
- 325 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
- 700 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
- 663 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
- 335 reviews
Current Resident: Abilene is a very standard east Texas city. The people are nice, the mall is pretty large, and there are a good number of restaurants around the city. Additionally, Downtown is a great place to explore, with Frontier Texas and a relatively large public library. I would say the only downsides are the relatively low number of recreation (a few number of good theaters, and a local fair every year), and the ridiculous drivers. Overall, the schools are also great, and the city is perfect for anyone looking to retire with a pretty consistent climate.
- 122,762 Population
#16 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Alabama
- 623 reviews
Current Resident: Great place to start a family. The town is growing rapidly and developments are underway in several areas. Many job opportunities for Gov Contractors. Home to the nation's largest independent center for the arts (Lowe Mill), the Space and Rocket Center, and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Outdoor activities, hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, and public green ways are also available around the area. Cost of living is very affordable. Needs more job opportunities outside of DoD and Gov contracts. Retail and infrastructure developments are slow. Entertainment options can get repetitive. Overall a great place to work and live.
- 190,501 Population
#17 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Oklahoma
- 1,150 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
- 423 reviews
Nearby Resident: I love Ann Arbor because it has the small town feel, while also having the city and nigh life atmosphere. The heart of this city is located on the campus of The University of Michigan, but it is also surrounded by many tight knit neighborhoods and high schools. There are unlimited restaurants located in downtown Ann Arbor. I have lived here for 16 years and still have not visited 75% of them. If you love family, food, sports, activities, adventure, great school systems, and a caring community then Ann Arbor is the perfect place!
- 119,303 Population
#19 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kentucky
- 691 reviews
Current Resident: I love Lexington, it's a small, cute city with plenty of things to do. Its the city of horses, bourbon, and the Kentucky Wildcats. I love that its a college town and I love how everyone in the city takes great pride in the University's basketball team! Its a very safe city with very few bad pockets in town. A few things I dislike about the city is the lack of jobs as well as the lack of access to vegan, organic restaurants. I also dislike the lack of public transportation and wish we had more city bikes accessible.
- 315,109 Population
#20 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 391 reviews
Current Resident: It’s a pretty good place to live. There is more to do here than where we used to live. There are quite a few eating places here. Where we live, we are close to our jobs and church.
I have just entered the music scene. There are many places to venture out for the music scene.
I feel pretty safe going out and about on the town.
The people of Amarillo are pretty friendly.
If you like to stay in shape, there are several gym options available.
The medical options in Amarillo have always met our needs. Even when we lived 80 miles from Amarillo, we still came to Amarillo to meet our medical needs.
The real estate market seems to be booming in Amarillo.
I’m happy living in Amarillo.
- 197,823 Population
#21 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Nebraska
- 1,015 reviews
Current Resident: My experience in Omaha Nebraska has been a pretty good one. I would definitely recommend visit to those who have not yet visited the heartland. It’s definitely underrated and should have more recognition. The citizens of Omaha are diverse and overall pretty friendly!
The only change I would like to see in Omaha would probably be more use of the downtown. It’s very prosperous and holds much potential. With endless possibilities on the horizon, Omaha is definitely a city on the move. Overall the city of Omaha is quite unique and has many amenities to offer.
- 463,081 Population
#22 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 265 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
- 900 reviews
Current Resident: In Corpus Christi, Texas, there are miles of beaches, full of beautiful things to see and do here. Corpus is full of people with warm hearts, always willing to lend a hand. Located in the South Texas Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi offers various tourist attractions, multiple trendy venues, and full of shopping and dining options. Dining Options include every thing from great home-made Italian food, Barbecue, and most importantly, seafood! Corpus Christi is full of all the great things also having one of the best school districts in South Texas in education as well as athletics. Most of all, Corpus Christi would not be a city in Texas without their great South Texas hospitality.
- 322,726 Population
#24 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 230 reviews
Current Resident: Odessa is my home. Oilfield, football, family, and fun! A town where everybody knows everybody and are there to lend a helping hand. No town is perfect and if I could change anything it would be to have more activities to do for all ages.
- 115,930 Population
#25 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Idaho
- 403 reviews
Current Resident: Boise is Idaho's capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise. Outdoor enthusiasts have year-round activities such as whiterafting, mountain biking, hiking and skiing. The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails. This city has it all!
- 220,859 Population
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