National Real Estate News: 10 Best Markets for Raising a Family


Families of all kinds need space for kids, extended families or live in help. SmartAsset, a personal financial website, determined the best cities to buy large family homes by analyzing six main metrics: median home values, five-year change in median rent costs, average effective property tax rates, the percent of homes with at least two bedrooms, median housing costs as a percent of income, and the percent of homeowners who are housing cost-burdened.

The top 10 cities to buy a family home, according to SmartAsset, are:

  1. Chandler, Ariz.

  2. Boise, Idaho

  3. Gilbert, Ariz.

  4. Fremont, Calif.

  5. Aurora, Colo.

  6. Colorado Springs, Colo.

  7. Fort Wayne, Ind.

  8. Scottsdale, Ariz.

  9. Plano, Texas

  10. Raleigh, N.C.

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