When you’re buying your first home, there are many factors to consider, from the cost of the house to job prospects in the area. To help new homebuyers, NerdWallet put out a list of the best places in the U.S. to buy your first house. They chose these towns based on the affordability of houses, the livability of the towns, and the stability of the house prices. In the end, they found that suburban towns are usually the most affordable to live in. They also found that states off the coasts typically have more affordable housing and jobs, and they often have good schools. If you need help choosing where to buy your first home, check out these nine towns.
1) Carmel, Indiana
Over the past two decades, the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel has almost doubled in size. There are now approximately 88,000 residents. People are attracted to Carmel because of its stable job market. The town has a low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. It’s home to over 40 corporate headquarters. The town of Carmel also has a thriving arts and culture scene. Many of the town’s galleries are in the Carmel Arts & Design District in Old Town Caramel. This area has a variety of galleries and showrooms displaying works from well-known artists. They also hold the Guinness World Record for “World’s Smallest Children’s Gallery.” The town of Carmel also has twelve beautiful parks and numerous shops and restaurants in the Carmel City Center. The median home price in this suburban town is $289,100.