Many people in the United States dream of owning their own home, but the median home price in the United States is currently $190,000, which is a bit much if you’re a single person or a small family buying their first home (and let’s not discuss the prices of Real Estate in New York or California). However, if you have the opportunity or desire to move, there are many options open to you. Here are 25 of the most affordable places to buy real estate in the US.
Decatur, Ill is home to a large amount of agricultural processing and industrial manufacturing. Only two hours outside of Chicago, the median listing price for a home in Decatur is only $88k.
85 Miles south of Atlanta, lies the city nicknamed “The Heart of Georgia,” Macon. For musicians, this city was the birthplace of Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, and Jason Aldean. If you’ve always wanted to live in the south, it’s a city worth considering as the median listing price for a home runs at $80k.
California and New York have a competition going on to have the most expensive real estate in the continental US. Still, if you have your heart set on living in California, particularly Los Angeles County, consider Neenatch, CA. Sure, it’s an agricultural settlement with a tiny population, but LA is only two hours away, and the median home listing is (ridiculously cheap for California) $146K.
Berkeley Springs, WV
West Virginia, unfortunately, often finds itself the subject of many jokes about some of it’s more country residents. It should, however, be known for it’s breathtaking beauty and low cost of living. Berkeley Springs is known for it’s mineral springs, as well as the Samuel Taylor Suit Cottage, often known as the Berkeley Castle. The Median Listing price for a home is $77k.
Bullhead City, AZ
Bullhead City sits along the Colorado River in Arizona, close to California. Temperatures regularly get into the 110s (F) in the summer, but at least you can say “Oh, it’s a dry heat!” Median home listings start at $75k.