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10 best cities for owning a home

Published: Friday, Feb. 22 2013 2:29 p.m. MST

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Home ownership rate: 48.6 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $216,923


Median individual income: $23,618


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 77.9

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Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Yeh Ha! Texas is where it's at.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Yes, let's all run to Texas, where the home prices are high and the median individual income is barely above the poverty level.

It is interesting how meaningless organizations manufacture official-sounding data that serve to create public opinion and that many swallow the data with such enthusiasm.

Anyone else notice that these are states heavily influenced by the Tea Party? The hidden message? When pay is that low and housing prices stay that high, the disparity between rich and poor is huge. Right to work states give workers the right to be poor. But don't worry; the "job creators" are doing just fine.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

I've been to a lot of places in Texas and except for San Antonio and the Alamo, I have to agree with what my son asked when he said: "Just what do Texans have to be so proud of?" (This is when we were in Austin during September one year.)

We have been in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Beaumont, Houston and San Antonio. I do like San Antonio. But when I hear the phrase "Don't mess with Texas" I wonder: Who would want to get involved with Texas? A half-pound of Jelly Beans at the DFW airport was $8. No thanks on the Texas sized prices.

I laugh when I remember the old joke that when Alaska was admitted into the Union and Texans complained about becoming the 2nd largest State, folks from Alaska said: "If you're not careful we'll divide Alaska in half and you'll be the third-largest State." Too funny.

worf
Mcallen, TX

This can't be. Texas is conservative, and the governor is the opposite of Obama.

If Texas would secede, it would become the most powerful nation in the world,--not having to support the feds anymore.

May our friends from New York, California, New England, and Illinois,--please keep your liberal philosophies away from Texas.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Very entertaining, Worf, considering that Texas takes more out of the federal government than it puts in. Going solo would save us all a lot of money! Of course you'd have to give a lot of goodies back, after the break up.

I lived in Texas for a decade. The bluebonnets were lovely, but I don't miss the king-size bugs or having to use the AC 10 or more months out of the year. I'm glad you enjoy McAllen but I love the seasonal variety and snow, snow, snow.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Midwest Mom--Let's get this right.." Texas puts in more to the federal government than it takes in. That's why Texas scored high with the ten best cities. Working people, and manufacturing pay taxes. Oil, and manufacturing combined with seaports puts the state in a good position. We don't need liberal mentality here.

You can't see the economic differences compared to California, Illinois, New York, and the north eastern states?

Many people are moving in from these states, and I don't want them electing crooked leaders like they did in states they moved away from.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@worf
"If Texas would secede, it would become the most powerful nation in the world,--not having to support the feds anymore."

It's the state with the highest percentage of people without health insurance. Have fun dealing with that.

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