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Places With The Best Housing In Indiana 2020

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  • Bargersville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
79
  • Monticello, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,312
  • Monticello's location, on two man made lakes is lovely, scenery-wise. Home prices are inexpensive if you are purchasing (see comment about rental prices below). Nice medical facility. Good locally…[read more]
86
  • Speedway, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,145
  • I had an incredible experience while living in Speedway Indiana. The city is nestled in Marion County. Speedway is close to Meridian Hills Indiana. This area is well known for its Indianapolis Motor…[read more]
82
  • Lawrence, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,415
  • This gal here was born and raised in Lawrence, Indiana and now I am happily raising my own daughter here. This city is an amazing place to live. There are so many bonuses about living here that make me…[read more]
87
  • Chesterton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,912
  • I love living in Chesterton. It's a good place to raise your family and a good location. My oldest child attends Chesterton High School but there are also two private schools in Chesterton. My youngest…[read more]
68
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 846,674
  • IUPUI is part of the psychiatric problem - who ever heard of competing schools merging? Watch a food-fixated newscast before settling down in the suburban food chain - a coarse social scene for…[read more]
89
  • Winona Lake, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
85
  • New Whiteland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,814
81
  • Greensburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,107
  • I've been living in Greensburg for 7 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and the quaint neighborhoods that have provided a retreat for my family to enjoy friendly neighbors and down-home…[read more]
83
  • Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,932
77
  • Franklin, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,021
  • The best part about living in Franklin, Indiana is the historic atmosphere of Downtown Franklin. Walking downtown, there are some of the cutest boutiques, restaurants, and historic sightings including…[read more]
81
  • Frankfort, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,447
  • I am currently calling Frankfort, Indiana home and I enjoy this place. It is conveniently located to several larger cities, including Indianapolis. If you can’t find what you need here, then you can…[read more]
85
  • Hartford City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
  • Hartford City is a caring, friendly community looking forward to new people moving in, which is likely because it's one of the safest towns around. People here know how to work hard but also know how to…[read more]
90
  • Decatur, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
85
  • Tell City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,313
71
  • Beech Grove, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,319
  • Not only just beechgrove but Indianapolis itself so now I got to quit my job and go be homeless because the state of Indiana the BMV the city of Beech Grove didn't tell me that I have to have some type…[read more]
75
  • Kendallville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,980
73
  • Logansport, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,924
  • I'm not one to want to go out much, which is probably why I enjoy living in Logansport. There really isn't very much to see or do here. I live in one of the best areas in Logansport, and the houses are…[read more]
84
  • Granger, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,819
  • I've been living in Granger for a number of years and if you like quiet towns that time has almost left behind, this is the place for you. Located in Northern Indiana close to the border with Michigan,…[read more]
74
  • Vincennes, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,098
  • All scores do not make a sense because people of Vincennes do not have GOOD NIGHT SLEEP. Night train horns trigger cortisol level out of control causing obesity, trigger heart attacks and strokes, cause…[read more]
75
  • Washington, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,941
  • I've been living in Washington for 3 years and have fallen in love with the small-town atmosphere and great weather here in this historical city with lots of cultural monuments from days pass. The school…[read more]
78
  • Madison, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,045
  • I've been living in Madison Indiana for the last 8 years and have enjoyed the time with my wife and 3 kids in this small town that has very friendly people and the neighborhoods are safe and nice for me…[read more]
92
  • Batesville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,417
82
  • Dunlap, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,206
78
  • Boonville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,186
84
  • Sellersburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
85
  • Westfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,284
  • The one thing I don’t like about living in Westfield, there’s not much to do, though cools summers make up for it. If you have gets, I would say that that’s a great reason to move here as the school…[read more]
80
  • Rochester, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
92
  • St. John, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,777
  • I have lived in St. John, Indiana all of my life and would never even consider living anywhere else! People here are friendly and personable which is really great! There's all kinds of fun things to do…[read more]
72
  • Linton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,305
75
  • Huntingburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,414
77
  • Tipton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
85
  • Greenwood, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,564
  • My grandparents lived in Greenwood after their retirement. I stayed with them for two years during my high school days. The main reason for my grandparents to move there was because of the beautiful…[read more]
81
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 260,954
  • I moved to Ft. Wayne as an adult/single parent and have raised my children here. It's a great place to live and it's getting better all the time. There's a lot to see and to do for both adults and kids.…[read more]
71
  • Hammond, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 78,349
  • Hammond, Indiana, is bordered by Lake Michigan on the North and the Little Calumet River to the South. Hammond has one of the largest inland marinas in the country. It has a beautiful coastline that…[read more]
86
  • Plainfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,318
  • I have enjoyed living in Plainfield, Indiana over the last 7 years and I would recommend my small town to anyone as a great place of residence. Plainview, Indiana has a small-town feel and all my…[read more]
92
  • Carmel, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,940
  • I lived in Carmel, IN for about ten years in my twenties. There are many things that I enjoyed about Carmel, IN while I lived there, and some things I did not. The biggest aspect that I enjoyed about…[read more]
87
  • Winfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,233
82
  • Princeton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,617
  • There is plenty to do here for a small city. Isn't any night life here which I am happy about because it keeps down problems. I love that you can live here with disabilities and not worry about being…[read more]
83
  • Avon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,712
  • Avon was a nice place to live. However, rapid urbanization was/is overwhelming the town. Crime has risen sharply, and the town went from being a well-kept tidy town, to a town with streets lined with…[read more]
81
  • Greencastle, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,413
  • I had an astonishing experience while living in Greencastle Indiana. The city is in Putnam County. Greencastle is close to Plainfield Indiana. The township is a leader in education. They have outstanding…[read more]
85
  • Jasper, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,790
  • Jasper, Indiana is the place that I currently call home. Living in Jasper, Indiana has been a good experience for myself. The rent here for apartments and single family homes is reasonable and is…[read more]
80
  • Goshen, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,385
  • I love living in Goshen, Indiana because of the environment it creates for me while I am learning. While it is a city, Goshen never feels daunting or overwhelming. Like a lot of other college cities,…[read more]
73
  • Mount Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,579
  • I have lived in Mt Vernon for 12 years now and it is does have good paying jobs. Other than Jobs not so great. Summers are hot and sweaty, winters are cold and windy. There are a lot of banks, pizza…[read more]
79
  • Angola, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,624
93
  • Fishers, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,887
  • I resided in Fishers, Indiana in Hamilton County from 2005 through 2012. There are a number of attractions, restaurants, night life, and shopping options available. Of note, Fishers was nominated in…[read more]
87
  • Auburn, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,758
  • I have lived in Auburn for a little over 3 years and my family and I have so far enjoyed living in Auburn, Indiana. We relocated back to Auburn from Indianapolis in order to be closer to family and it…[read more]
88
  • Noblesville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,719
  • I was born and raised in the great corn state of Indiana! Lived in the city of Indianapolis for about ten years or so, but decided to relocate to Noblesville, Indiana, and glad I made the choice! The big…[read more]
72
  • Rensselaer, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,359
89
  • Brownsburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,072
  • I imagine living in Brownsburg, Indiana is similar to most typical suburban areas. Located in a safe, middle class to high class area, Brownsburg is known for having one of the best school systems in the…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Indiana. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Indiana to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Indiana as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Indiana, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.