The Road Map to build your Future Nest
Some places have everything any family could want - economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community.
Get your Best Here :
1) Affordable housing
2) Plentiful leisure activities
3) Plentiful cultural options
4) Job growth
5) Sunny weather
6) Short commute time
7) Good health care access
How we picked the Best Places to Live
This year we focused on smaller places, between 7,500 and 50,000 in population. (Last year, we looked at small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.) And so, working with data provider OnBoard and consultant Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, we set out to find the best towns in America.
How much in house can u afford?
Tell us how much you make, how much you've got for a down payment, and your debt, and find out how far to stretch when home hunting.
"All the affordability components are moving in the right direction,"
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, for example, when interest rates were sky high, it was a much harder to buy a home.
The median home price there plummeted from $124,900 to $87,000, according to data provided by the National Association of Home Builders. House price drop was the biggest ever.