The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners

Metros with affordable homes

Few financial decisions are as big a deal as buying your first home. While real estate is typically a smart investment since houses tend to appreciate long-term,1 it can take years or even decades of paying your mortgage before you reap any financial benefits.

For that reason, it’s wise to buy a home you like in a location you can afford instead of holding out for the ideal home in your favorite city. Your dream house will still be there after you’ve built up some home equity.

To help you find the most affordable cities for first-time homebuyers, we looked at home prices in the US’s biggest cities and metro areas and some smaller metro areas. Keep reading to find out which cities you could afford a mortgage in.

What are the most affordable big cities or metro areas to buy your first home in?

For most people, buying a house somewhere like New York or San Francisco isn’t realistic. Don’t despair, though. You can still get the big-city experience without living in an apartment your whole life.

Below, we’ve listed 10 cities and metro areas that best balance affordable houses with large populations.

10 large cities and metro areas with the most affordable homes

Affordability rankMetro areaMedian home valuePopulation rank
1McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area, TX $87,100855,176
2Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area, FL$224,800737,468
3Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area, FL$150,800686,218
4Boise City, ID$239,900710,743
5Baton Rouge, LA$181,700854,318
6Greenville-Anderson Metro Area, SC$163,400895,942
7Ogden-Clearfield Metro Area, UT$255,500662,875
8Columbia, SC$154,400824,278
9Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area, FL$196,400585,507
10Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metro Area, FL$184,200646,288
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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area, TX $87,100 855,176
Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area, FL $224,800 737,468
Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area, FL $150,800 686,218
Boise City, ID $239,900 710,743
Baton Rouge, LA $181,700 854,318
Greenville-Anderson Metro Area, SC $163,400 895,942
Ogden-Clearfield Metro Area, UT $255,500 662,875
Columbia, SC $154,400 824,278
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area, FL $196,400 585,507
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metro Area, FL $184,200 646,288

Data as of 1/22/2021.

Good news for beach-lovers: while a few cities all over the country made our top 10, Florida came in with the strongest showing of affordable housing areas by far. Four of the ten most affordable metros for first-time homebuyers are in Florida.

If you’re not seeing your favorite big city in our top 10, you can see where it ranks by skipping ahead to our list of the 100 most affordable big cities and metro areas.

10 small metro areas with the most affordable homes

Affordability rankCityMedian home valuePopulation rank
1Sebring-Avon Park Metro Area, FL$108,100103,437
2Beckley Metro Area, WV$101,800118,828
3Pine Bluff Metro Area, AR$83,30090,865
4Gadsden Metro Area, AL$113,700102,748
5Bay City Metro Area, MI$102,000104,104
6Anniston-Oxford Metro Area, AL$118,000114,618
7Parkersburg-Vienna Metro Area, WV$122,30090,758
8Hot Springs Metro Area, AR$139,90098,555
9Danville Metro Area, IL$79,90077,563
10Weirton-Steubenville Metro Area, WV-OH$93,000118,213
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Sebring-Avon Park Metro Area, FL $108,100 103,437
Beckley Metro Area, WV $101,800 118,828
Pine Bluff Metro Area, AR $83,300 90,865
Gadsden Metro Area, AL $113,700 102,748
Bay City Metro Area, MI $102,000 104,104
Anniston-Oxford Metro Area, AL $118,000 114,618
Parkersburg-Vienna Metro Area, WV $122,300 90,758
Hot Springs Metro Area, AR $139,900 98,555
Danville Metro Area, IL $79,900 77,563
Weirton-Steubenville Metro Area, WV-OH $93,000 118,213

Data current as of 1/22/2021.

As you can see, our list of small metro areas with affordable homes is almost entirely made up of cities in southern states. This means that if you want an affordable home in an area with a population of about 100,000 people, the South is a great place to start your search.

Are larger cities or metro areas always more expensive?

Housing prices are all about supply and demand, so areas with larger populations, especially those that are growing faster, typically have higher home values. Of course, there are notable exceptions to this rule.

For example, the median home value in Texas’s McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area is $87,100, and the area’s population is 855,176. While this population is roughly eight times higher than any city in our small metro areas list, the area’s median home value is lower than all but two of them.

So, does the rule that bigger populations equal higher home values tend to hold true? Let’s look at home values in some of the biggest metro areas to find out.

10 metro areas with the priciest median home values

City/metro areaMedian home valuePopulation
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area, CA$968,8001,987,846
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Metro Area, CA$840,6004,701,332
Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI$678,200984,821
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area, CA$613,40013,249,614
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metro Area, CA$588,400847,263
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad Metro Area, CA$563,7003,316,073
New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area, NY-NJ-PA$450,90019,294,236
Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area, MA-NH$437,5004,832,346
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, WA$436,1003,871,323
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area, CT$428,500943,926
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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Metro Area, CA
Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area, CA
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metro Area, CA
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad Metro Area, CA
New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area, NY-NJ-PA
Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area, MA-NH
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, WA
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area, CT
Median home value Population
$968,800 1,987,846
$840,600 4,701,332
$678,200 984,821
$613,400 13,249,614
$588,400 847,263
$563,700 3,316,073
$450,900 19,294,236
$437,500 4,832,346
$436,100 3,871,323
$428,500 943,926

Data current as of 01/22/2021.

This data clearly shows that home prices in huge metro areas are much higher than those in less populous cities. However, it also illustrates that there isn’t always a one-to-one correlation between population density and housing prices.

Just look at the median home value in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area. It’s the highest home value on our list, and its median home price is over $100,000 higher than the next highest. However, the area’s population isn’t even in the top five. Additionally, some of the US’s biggest cities (like Chicago) didn’t even make our list of the 10 cities and metro areas with the priciest homes.

This is because population density isn’t the only determiner of home value. Other factors like location, a city’s economic health, and a home’s age also contribute to its value.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an affordable home, stay away from cities and metro areas with immense populations. If you can afford a more expensive home, though, some densely populated areas are more affordable than others, and you might be able to score a relatively cheap mortgage in a big city.

Methodology

To get our rankings, we evaluated metro areas based on the following factors:

  • Median home value2
  • Percentage of homes built in or since the year 20003
  • Percentage of occupied homes4
  • Median gross rent as a percentage of household income5
  • Median monthly housing costs6

We pulled this data from US Census Bureau sources. Cities and metro areas were not ranked for other factors like job opportunities or economic growth.

Sources

  1. Investopedia, “The Truth About Real Estate Prices.” Updated August 30, 2020. Accessed January 11, 2021.
  2. United States Census Bureau, “Median Value.” Accessed January 12, 2021.
  3. United States Census Bureau, “Year Structure Built.” Accessed January 12, 2021.
  4. United States Census Bureau, “Selected Housing Characteristics.” Accessed January 12, 2021.
  5. United States Census Bureau, “Median Gross Rent as a Percentage of Household Income in the Past 12 Months.” Accessed January 12, 2021.
  6. United States Census Bureau, “Median Monthly Housing Costs.” Accessed January 12, 2021.

Home affordability in the US’s 100 largest cities and metro areas

RankCityMedian Home ValuePopulationPercentage of homes built in or since 2000Percentage of occupied homes
1McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area$87,100855,17640%68%
2Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area$224,800737,46837%72.3%
3Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area$150,800686,21830%68.9%
4Boise City, ID Metro Area$239,900710,74335%69.7%
5Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area$181,700854,31829%69%
6Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area$163,400895,94225%68.5%
7Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area$255,500662,87529%75.8%
8Columbia, SC Metro Area$154,400824,27828%67.9%
9Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area$196,400585,50722%74.3%
10Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area$184,200646,28825%71.2%
11Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area$146,100599,61625%67.1%
12Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area$182,400680,43927%69.7%
13North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area$246,400803,70927%74%
14Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area$200,0002,545,56033%65.7%
15Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area$154,600737,01528%64.1%
16Knoxville, TN Metro Area$171,300853,33722%68.7%
17Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area$249,8001,332,31139%65.7%
18El Paso, TX Metro Area$121,300840,47728%61.2%
19Jackson, MS Metro Area$145,600597,72722%67.3%
20Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area$165,2001,085,33022%68.9%
21Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area$172,9001,062,39217%72.8%
22Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area$303,300616,79140%67.9%
23Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area$163,100556,20921%67.1%
24Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area$152,400666,21620%66.8%
25San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area$171,0002,468,19332%62.6%
26Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area$236,700774,50833%66.2%
27Jacksonville, FL Metro Area$204,7001,503,57431%64.5%
28Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area$157,6001,382,84124%63.8%
29Tulsa, OK Metro Area$150,500990,54421%64.8%
30Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area$240,8001,871,90330%65.6%
31Albuquerque, NM Metro Area$192,800912,10822%67%
32Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area$163,1002,029,47222%65.2%
33Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area$149,200762,06321%62.6%
34Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area$193,9006,884,13834%60.4%
35Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area$169,5001,257,08818%67.1%
36Wichita, KS Metro Area$139,000637,69017%65%
37Tucson, AZ Metro Area$184,1001,027,20723%63.2%
38Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area$250,0004,761,60332%63.4%
39Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area$217,0005,862,42431%63.3%
40St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area$172,7002,805,19015%68.9%
41Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area$171,000931,77921%65.5%
42Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area$154,0002,331,4479%69.6%
43Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area$221,6002,508,97033%60.9%
44Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area$226,100626,69529%61.7%
45Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area$168,9002,201,74116%66.4%
46Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area$193,5003,097,85922%64.9%
47Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area$183,400571,01315%67.6%
48Akron, OH Metro Area$150,000703,84512%66.6%
49Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area$183,3002,124,51819%65.1%
50Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area$139,400555,6428%67%
51Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area$281,5002,114,44142%58.2%
52Syracuse, NY Metro Area$137,200652,4169%67.6%
53Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area$170,0004,317,84811%69%
54Toledo, OH Metro Area$130,900644,13711%63.3%
55Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area$152,2001,339,62320%59.8%
56Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area$215,7007,320,66330%59.5%
57Rochester, NY Metro Area$144,4001,072,87710%67.1%
58Columbus, OH Metro Area$184,8002,077,76120%61.5%
59Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area$257,0003,573,60919%70%
60Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area$135,000803,54310%63.2%
61Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area$298,6001,201,04324%67.8%
62Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area$151,6002,056,8989%64.9%
63Richmond, VA Metro Area$237,5001,269,53021%65.6%
64Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area$148,5001,130,1757%65.7%
65Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area$262,7002,182,00437%53.8%
66Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area$275,700723,49826%64.7%
67Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area$213,800837,61015%68.8%
68New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area$197,8001,267,77716%62.3%
69Bakersfield, CA Metro Area$213,900887,64122%58.3%
70Madison, WI Metro Area$248,400653,72523%61.1%
71Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area$213,600880,73613%63.9%
72Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area$245,1001,761,72919%61.7%
73Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area$239,6009,508,60514%64.5%
74Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area$250,7006,079,13011%67.3%
75Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area$213,9001,575,22311%60.1%
76Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area$341,3004,560,47025%63.3%
77Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area$269,600941,33811%65.6%
78Springfield, MA Metro Area$228,100699,4807%63.2%
79Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area$276,500673,83914%67.7%
80Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area$298,5002,796,73314%66.5%
81Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area$249,2001,207,6779%66.3%
82Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area$380,9002,892,06624%63.9%
83Fresno, CA Metro Area$255,000984,52120%53.3%
84Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area$368,8002,445,76121%62.4%
85Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area$280,4006,090,66017%59.3%
86Stockton, CA Metro Area$342,100742,60323%56.6%
87Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area$276,9001,618,2688%61.4%
88New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area$248,600857,5137%61.8%
89Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area$387,5002,315,98021%60.3%
90Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area$436,1003,871,32323%60.1%
91Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area$424,0006,196,58521%63.6%
92Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area$428,500943,92611%67.1%
93Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area$437,5004,832,34612%61.7%
94Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area$588,400847,26313%63.2%
95New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area$450,90019,294,23610%51.3%
96San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area$563,7003,316,07316%53.3%
97Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area$678,200984,82115%56.2%
98Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area$613,40013,249,6149%48.6%
99San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area$840,6004,701,33211%54.7%
100San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area$968,8001,987,84615%56.6%
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City Median Home Value Population Percentage of homes built in or since 2000 Percentage of occupied homes
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area $87,100 855,176 40% 68%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area $224,800 737,468 37% 72.3%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area $150,800 686,218 30% 68.9%
Boise City, ID Metro Area $239,900 710,743 35% 69.7%
Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area $181,700 854,318 29% 69%
Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area $163,400 895,942 25% 68.5%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area $255,500 662,875 29% 75.8%
Columbia, SC Metro Area $154,400 824,278 28% 67.9%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area $196,400 585,507 22% 74.3%
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area $184,200 646,288 25% 71.2%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area $146,100 599,616 25% 67.1%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area $182,400 680,439 27% 69.7%
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area $246,400 803,709 27% 74%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area $200,000 2,545,560 33% 65.7%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area $154,600 737,015 28% 64.1%
Knoxville, TN Metro Area $171,300 853,337 22% 68.7%
Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area $249,800 1,332,311 39% 65.7%
El Paso, TX Metro Area $121,300 840,477 28% 61.2%
Jackson, MS Metro Area $145,600 597,727 22% 67.3%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area $165,200 1,085,330 22% 68.9%
Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area $172,900 1,062,392 17% 72.8%
Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area $303,300 616,791 40% 67.9%
Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area $163,100 556,209 21% 67.1%
Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area $152,400 666,216 20% 66.8%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area $171,000 2,468,193 32% 62.6%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area $236,700 774,508 33% 66.2%
Jacksonville, FL Metro Area $204,700 1,503,574 31% 64.5%
Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area $157,600 1,382,841 24% 63.8%
Tulsa, OK Metro Area $150,500 990,544 21% 64.8%
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area $240,800 1,871,903 30% 65.6%
Albuquerque, NM Metro Area $192,800 912,108 22% 67%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area $163,100 2,029,472 22% 65.2%
Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area $149,200 762,063 21% 62.6%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area $193,900 6,884,138 34% 60.4%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area $169,500 1,257,088 18% 67.1%
Wichita, KS Metro Area $139,000 637,690 17% 65%
Tucson, AZ Metro Area $184,100 1,027,207 23% 63.2%
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area $250,000 4,761,603 32% 63.4%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area $217,000 5,862,424 31% 63.3%
St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area $172,700 2,805,190 15% 68.9%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area $171,000 931,779 21% 65.5%
Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area $154,000 2,331,447 9% 69.6%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area $221,600 2,508,970 33% 60.9%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area $226,100 626,695 29% 61.7%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area $168,900 2,201,741 16% 66.4%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area $193,500 3,097,859 22% 64.9%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area $183,400 571,013 15% 67.6%
Akron, OH Metro Area $150,000 703,845 12% 66.6%
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area $183,300 2,124,518 19% 65.1%
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area $139,400 555,642 8% 67%
Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area $281,500 2,114,441 42% 58.2%
Syracuse, NY Metro Area $137,200 652,416 9% 67.6%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area $170,000 4,317,848 11% 69%
Toledo, OH Metro Area $130,900 644,137 11% 63.3%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area $152,200 1,339,623 20% 59.8%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area $215,700 7,320,663 30% 59.5%
Rochester, NY Metro Area $144,400 1,072,877 10% 67.1%
Columbus, OH Metro Area $184,800 2,077,761 20% 61.5%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area $257,000 3,573,609 19% 70%
Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area $135,000 803,543 10% 63.2%
Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area $298,600 1,201,043 24% 67.8%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area $151,600 2,056,898 9% 64.9%
Richmond, VA Metro Area $237,500 1,269,530 21% 65.6%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area $148,500 1,130,175 7% 65.7%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area $262,700 2,182,004 37% 53.8%
Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area $275,700 723,498 26% 64.7%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area $213,800 837,610 15% 68.8%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area $197,800 1,267,777 16% 62.3%
Bakersfield, CA Metro Area $213,900 887,641 22% 58.3%
Madison, WI Metro Area $248,400 653,725 23% 61.1%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area $213,600 880,736 13% 63.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area $245,100 1,761,729 19% 61.7%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area $239,600 9,508,605 14% 64.5%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area $250,700 6,079,130 11% 67.3%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area $213,900 1,575,223 11% 60.1%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area $341,300 4,560,470 25% 63.3%
Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area $269,600 941,338 11% 65.6%
Springfield, MA Metro Area $228,100 699,480 7% 63.2%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area $276,500 673,839 14% 67.7%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area $298,500 2,796,733 14% 66.5%
Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area $249,200 1,207,677 9% 66.3%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area $380,900 2,892,066 24% 63.9%
Fresno, CA Metro Area $255,000 984,521 20% 53.3%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area $368,800 2,445,761 21% 62.4%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area $280,400 6,090,660 17% 59.3%
Stockton, CA Metro Area $342,100 742,603 23% 56.6%
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area $276,900 1,618,268 8% 61.4%
New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area $248,600 857,513 7% 61.8%
Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area $387,500 2,315,980 21% 60.3%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area $436,100 3,871,323 23% 60.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area $424,000 6,196,585 21% 63.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area $428,500 943,926 11% 67.1%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area $437,500 4,832,346 12% 61.7%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area $588,400 847,263 13% 63.2%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area $450,900 19,294,236 10% 51.3%
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area $563,700 3,316,073 16% 53.3%
Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area $678,200 984,821 15% 56.2%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area $613,400 13,249,614 9% 48.6%
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area $840,600 4,701,332 11% 54.7%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area $968,800 1,987,846 15% 56.6%

About Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over three years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.