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.