#26 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 674 reviews
Current Resident: Irving is extremely diverse, and the Northern areas especially are high-demand. The city is very centrally located to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, especially the premier neighborhoods & towns like Southlake, Coppell, Las Colinas, and Valley Ranch. Irving is the former home of the Dallas Cowboys, but has remained well-kept, very well planned, and property values are excellent!
- 238,637 Population
#27 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 241 reviews
Current Resident: Midland is a great growing town, due to the mass production of oil. There is a lot of opportunities for young adults. Most of the oil field company's offer scholarships and even help you get internships. The most amazing part about midland is the community, everyone is very involved and its just great to have that amazing support system from the community. Not to mention the things to do in midland there is so much. Starting with the bowling alleys that have the best pizza in town, and the petroleum museum is so interesting. trust me I thought it was going to boring but I actually learned so much. Its a very hands on museum and the workers are so friendly. In fact that lead me to volunteering there in the science kids camp over the summer. They have so many small animals there such as rabbits, fish, birds, guinea pigs, and a huge tortoise that loves to sneak away. When we science experiments outside. I cant express how much of a great town it's to live in.
- 135,134 Population
#28 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Illinois
- 226 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!
- 116,459 Population
#29 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in North Carolina
- 965 reviews
Current Resident: Absolutely love it! So many fun activities to do in Charlotte like going to Freedom Park, Carowinds, and the National White Water Center. I feel like there is a good amount of job opportunities for everyone in the Charlotte area and can identify that lots of areas are starting to grow more and more. Lots of healthy activities everyone can do like yoga classes at the YMCA, running at a local school track, and kickboxing classes. Some areas of Charlotte are more affordable than others, so make sure you do your research when thinking about moving to Charlotte. It is definitely family-friendly, as neighbors are extremely welcoming as well as local people you bump into. Charlotte has a great number of restaurants that are fantastic and are worthwhile. NoDa and Plaza Midwood are being known as the "hip" area for students and adults in their early 20s as a fun place to grab a bite to eat and go shopping.
- 841,611 Population
#30 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in North Dakota
- 159 reviews
Current Resident: There are many things to love in the small town of Fargo, North Dakota. In this close community, there are many local businesses that many residents love to support. There are also many dances, festivals, and other activities that take place within the downtown or Fargodome area. As with everything, there can always be a change for the better. Something I would like to see Fargo, North Dakota do is to make more activities for young adults. A lot of activities in Fargo involved alcohol where kids under the age of twenty-one cannot attend. By creating different and new activitiies for these young adults, it would encourage locals to remain locals and increase the overall happiness of the residents in Fargo, North Dakota.
- 120,209 Population
#31 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kansas
- 353 reviews
Former Resident: Topeka, Kansas is my hometown and I'm very proud to be from there. Topeka is one of the most diverse places in Kansas and it keeps on growing everyday. My favorite places in Topeka are Burnett's Mound and Brown v. Board. There is so much history in Topeka, that it's a shame that most people don't know it even exists!
- 126,877 Population
#32 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Idaho
- 471 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.
- 224,300 Population
#33 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Nebraska
- 1,130 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.
- 465,112 Population
#34 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 988 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
- 324,692 Population
#35 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Pennsylvania
- 641 reviews
Current Resident: The areas to walk/run in Pittsburgh are numerous and diverse. From walking trails along the rivers to areas in the hills and parks all designated by an intricate series of egress and ingress. It is a little known aspect of the city; pedal your bike to DC if you dare!
Welcoming, culturally stimulating, offering cutting edge medical resources and state-of-the art technology businesses, Pittsburgh is well-positioned to be internationally recognized.
- 303,587 Population
#36 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Kansas
- 865 reviews
Current Resident: Wichita, Kansas is a very diverse city! Wichitans take great pride in their homes, food, and schools. Wichitans support their local colleges! Every Wichitan knowns is proud to represent the Wichita State University Shockers! With being the largest city is Kansas, there is tons to do! The cost of living is low but the potential to build memories is high. Like every city it has it ups and downs. While it is a great community there is a high homeless population and some high crime areas. However, do not let this deter you from making Wichita your potential home. Come experience it for yourself!
- 389,563 Population
#37 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 256 reviews
Current Resident: The city of Odessa is a great city personally speaking. However, the city's economy is booming and this creates lot of jobs yet those who are poor will only get poorer and many everyday amenities are above the average price of things.
- 118,582 Population
#38 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 498 reviews
Nearby Resident: I love Mcallen! It’s not a big city, but it’s the biggest city in Hidalgo County. Every weekend, you’ll find everyone you know in Mcallen, that’s where you go for fun! Mcallen has grown so much in the past couple of years businesses wise, it’s so much more developed now. Everyone speaks spanish wherever you go, and everyone around you is always a kind stranger. Mcallen is the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, it’s home.
- 141,597 Population
#39 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Michigan
- 470 reviews
Current Resident: Grand Rapids is a beautiful city that is a perfect size with many opportunities to explore the city and experience all it has to offer. Such as the many different breweries and restaurants, the civic theater and devos place which have many wonderful shows, van andel arena and the delta plex that hosts all kinds of artists and shows, frederick meijer gardens, museums, downtown market, the malls and tanger outlet. This list goes on and on! I've been lucky enough to experience each of these amazing venues and attractions along with even more and it makes me so thankful I live in such a great place that offers to many wonderful experiences.
- 197,081 Population
#40 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Missouri
- 431 reviews
Current Resident: Columbia is a good sized city. Not too big and not too small. It has that "small town" feel with all of the amenities! The downtown or the "District" is a fun place to hang out and has a lot of interesting shops and eateries. The Katy Trail is a great resource for exercise and sightseeing. The city is bike friendly, easy to walk and very easy to navigate by vehicle. It's also convenient to hop onto I-70 for a quick day trip to St. Louis or Kansas City!
- 120,248 Population
#41 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Florida
- 478 reviews
Current Resident: Living in St.Petersburg is quite a paradise. Its aesthetics, cleanliness and entire environment is a really a beauty to bask in. With beautiful beaches, parks and various nature spots, St.Petersburg is the perfect place to experience a tropical, island-like living in the state of Florida! This city also boasts a capturing downtown area with mouth-watering restaurants and cafes as well as museums including that exhibiting the works of the great Salvador Dali. After being in St.Pete for two years, I find that many individuals are not aware of this beautiful getaway city which is just about 15 minutes away from the prominent city of Tampa. With that being said, what I’d like, is for St.Petersburg to be more properly advertised and see more visitors each year!
- 259,041 Population
#42 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Indiana
- 309 reviews
Current Resident: The city is growing in terms of creativity, "smart" sources, home and neighborhood improvement. I feel like we still have a ways to go, possibly offer more free or affordable resources for community in need, healthier substitutes and lifestyles (vegan, allergy intolerance, more bike/walk ways). We need a change in our school system. We need a social media distraction for parents and our children alike to concentrate on real world, in the now, in the know, educating ourselves, bettering our community, community service and volunteer efforts, positivity.
- 102,233 Population
#43 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 3,769 reviews
Current Resident: Very diverse and open. Very friendly people. The weather is a bit warmer than other cities, but it's more often beautiful and gleaming. Brackenridge Park is a wonderful place to spend time with the family or have a bar-b-q, and the zoo and train is just right nearby the park.
A lot of folks don't know this, but San Antonio has an annual Fiesta event that takes place over the course of 2 weeks. Pretty much the city and downtown is celebrating for 2 whole weeks! There's events lined up for each and every single day, such as the legendary Oyster Bake, Flambeau Parade and Night Parade (a parade that takes place during the day and the other parade takes place at night). Every high school in town participates, organizations come together to make their floats. There's lots of food booths and cultures mixing together with Fiesta that it's not something you should miss. Even the restaurants in San Antonio take part in the celebration by giving out their own medals, which people often collect.
- 1,486,521 Population
#44 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Wisconsin
- 673 reviews
Current Resident: I really enjoy living in Madison, WI. For one of the bigger cities in Wisconsin, it feels very open and comfortable. Everyone is really nice and there is so much to do! I love going to different markets, museums, and just walking through the pretty parts of the university campus. It is also in such a great position, between lake Mendota and Monona, because you can have your city life, but also your outdoors/lake life through hiking and kayaking, etc. The only difficult part about the quality of living is renting is super expensive in Madison. Also, if you are a student they almost scare you into renting as soon as possible, which is usually by October!
- 252,086 Population
#45 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 967 reviews
Current Resident: Throughout my 18 years at Arlington, I have experienced many good things. Growing up in Arlington was a blessed just because I know others would wish to have education and a better life. I was very lucky to get good academic support from my schools. I learned and grew academically each year to know successfully graduate. I had the opportunity to make good friendships and get to know a lot of people. Arlington also has great amusement parks and other fun activities. For example, we have the AT&T stadium, the Parks Mall, outlets, highland, Six Flags, water parks, and more! Even though, I had a good experience there's some things I would change. One is the traffic as over the years it has gotten worse. There isn't much to do but to build more roads. Lastly, keeping this city clean. I have seen trash in parks and on the edges of the roads. I know it's big to make a change when you can't control how people think or were raised, but we can spread awareness.
- 392,462 Population
#46 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Texas
- 536 reviews
Current Resident: The town is fantastic! There is a huge music atmosphere and a great downtown area. We have festivals a few times a year, lots of parks, and places to hang out with friends. It's a nice suburban area with lots of nice people. It's a college town, so there are lots of youth in the area, which just makes it more vibrant and lively.
- 133,661 Population
#47 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Tennessee
- 1,397 reviews
Current Resident: Nashville is the most welcoming city with the most interesting people! There are some posers, but the locals are especially amazing and colorful! The opportunities here are endless, especially when wanting to explore the music scene. You may think it is just country music, but that is definitely wrong! There is so much to offer here. The only downside is limited space and prices are rising incredibly. Very hard to live here, and crime is rising, but it is extremely fun!
- 660,062 Population
#48 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Illinois
- 218 reviews
Current Resident: I’m from Saint Louis. My husband got a job here. We have a condo in the Warehouse district & I love, love the area! Same vibe as a few neighborhoods in STL. Went to a few events before COVID, but with COVID a lot has been canceled for the Summer. I feel like there is a lot to do here under normal cirumstances. I can’t speak on schools...as my kids are grown & in college in Missouri. Taxes are higher here for sure! Crime is like STL you just have to be aware of certain areas. Some areas a difference of a few blocks...like STL. No matter where you are always should do research & be aware of your surroundings. The locals are friendly enough. I like it here.
- 114,512 Population
#49 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Indiana
- 2,438 reviews
Current Resident: I love Indianapolis! I have lived in Indy for 9 years and love the opportunity my children have to grow up in a culturally diverse city. Their school are very culturally diverse and they get to learn first hand from other cultures. Indianapolis caters to families with their museums, parks, and downtown attractions. Indy also caters to singles and couples in their city life with bars and sports facilities. I have never had any issue with crime but I do hear about it on the news. The one bad thing that I have seen is the constant construction and traffic. All around the city, the traffic is crazy; small rural roads with stop signs can't meet the demand of the city population with rerouting construction to them.
- 857,637 Population
#50 Best Cities to Buy a House in America
- City in Indiana
- 390 reviews
Current Resident: I like living in a smaller city where people know their neighbors and families. I like that Evansville has 3 college campus to choose from when furthering your education. I think it is nice to live in a city that has a relative low crime rate. I can live here in a smaller city, but still be in a big city within 2-3 hours. This a place I have lived most of my life and feel this is a great place to raise my children.
I would like to see our city have more activities for low income children and families and more recreational options for our youth. I would also like to see more programs available for our low income families that are working, but still struggling. Lastly, I would like to see more events or programs to help bridge the cap between the inner city community and law enforcement.
- 118,952 Population
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