Forbes Top Ten List For Best Places To Buy A Home Include Two Pennsylvania Metro Areas

Forbes.com has come up with a list of the best places in the United States to buy a home. The list is based on home affordability, unemployment, foreclosure rates and year-to-year housing price trends.

Two Pennsylvania metropolitan areas made the list.  Pittsburgh PA (2,356,285 – 2010 census) was ranked number 2 and Lancaster PA (519,445 – 2010 census) was number 8.

Earlier this year Zillow.com ranked Pittsburgh as number 4 and Lancaster as number 7 on their list.

The median sale price for a home in Pittsburgh is $103,000 and Lancaster is $154,900.

Both Pittsburgh and Lancaster have a comparably low unemployment rate and cost of living.