First-Time Homeowner? Here are the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

March 31, 2021 by Good Housekeeping

While buying your very first home is an exciting milestone, it’s often met with a laundry list of decisions. What’s your budget? Do you have a list of non-negotiables? And, most important, where should you settle down?

A few years ago, you might’ve said near or in a city without hesitation; somewhere close to your office, favorite restaurants, and inner circle. But, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are rethinking those hustling, bustling metropolises. So, where to? Don’t worry. Help is on the way.

We chatted with a handful of realtors about the areas that are perfect for first-time homeowners. From low-key cool cities to under-the-radar small towns, consider this list your coast-to-coast look at the very best in real estate.

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