Here Are the Top Small Towns To Live In

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies March 12, 2019 2,823 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Big cities tend to take the spotlight in most housing indices, and naturally, they tend to offer shorter commutes for many and plenty of amenities. However, small towns are beginning to attract new residents. In 2017, populations in small towns grew for the first time in this decade, according to Realtor.com’s assessment of U.S. Census data.Realtor.com released its list of “Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want to Live” last week, the third annual small town top 10 list the site has released.The towns that made the list had reasonable home prices, low unemployment rates, low violent crime rates and property crime rates, high housing affordability, home price appreciation over the past two years, and a little “something extra” as Realtor.com put it. In addition to the favorable statistics, the towns in the top 10 have unique character.Here are the top 10 small towns to live in and their median home prices:Boone, Iowa – $134,500Van Wert, Ohio – $94,600Decatur, Indiana – $117,500McPherson, Kansas – $158,800Los Alamos, New Mexico – $375,800Austin, Minnesota – $115,000Williston, North Dakota – $240,000Mexico, Missouri – $94,800Merrill, Wisconsin – $145,000Andrews, Texas – Median Home Price $232,000Not only is No. 1 town, Boone, Iowa, picturesque with its main street, Story Street, lined with friendly storefronts adorned with flower baskets and historic homes with large front porches available for just $100,000, but it also offers one of the highest median incomes in the state at $57,906.No. 2 on the list, Van Wert, Ohio, has the lowest median home price of the top 10 as well as several amenities not every small town has, such as a civic theatre and art center, as well as a Main Street with storefronts from the 1950s.Two hours from Indianapolis, Decatur, Indiana has a unique vibe that is attracting homebuyers in their 20s. Small homes can go for just $70,000, and some older neighborhoods are currently being revitalized. The town’s Callithumpian Festival takes Halloween to a new level with zombie walks, a haunted wagon tour, and more.Visit Realtor.com for a more in-depth look at their analysis. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Cities Still Struggling With Delinquent Mortgages Next: Delgado Warns of Emerging Recessionary Conditions Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Tagged with: Best Small Towns Home Prices Homebuyers Small Townscenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Here Are the Top Small Towns To Live In Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Best Small Towns Home Prices Homebuyers Small Towns 2019-03-12 Krista Franks Brock Home / Daily Dose / Here Are the Top Small Towns To Live In Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more