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Places With The Best Housing In Indiana 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Zionsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,709
  • A little northwest of Indianapolis sits Zionsville. It's a small, affluent city that I am pleased to have been calling home for five years now. It's close to the big city but still has everything you
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  • 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
81
  • Winfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,233
85
  • 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
87
  • 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
84
  • 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
82
  • Munster, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,103
  • The beauty about living in Munster, Indiana is it's reputation for its Urban Lifestyle! The town provides lots of opportunity for shopping, is only about 45 minutes from Chicago, located not too far from
81
  • 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,
82
  • Schererville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,899
  • Living in Schererville, close knite community, it’s a small town outside of a major city. It was a nice place to grow up, but there’s nothing to really do outside of a few good restaurants, decent
80
  • McCordsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,924
83
  • Dyer, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,133
  • Living in Dyer, so close to Chicago, has all the perks of a big city without the hassle of living right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Life here is good; it is definitely one of the best
72
  • Hidden Valley, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,036
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  • Avon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,712
  • I live in Avon and have been for six years. This website gives it a D+ for crime which is wrong because the whole time I have lived here there has been one crime which was a robbery at a papa johns. The
78
  • Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,932
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  • 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
72
  • Whitestown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,050
77
  • 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
84
  • Crown Point, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,743
  • The thing about Crown Point is it’s a small tone fit for photo opportunities. It has a quaint small town square, countless restaurants and shopping in addition to a hub for town evens. The city is great
73
  • Bright, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,375
  • Everyone seems to be nice to eachother. My Husband and I are an interracial couple, our biggest fear about moving to a more rural area was dealing with race issues, everyone seems nice and doesn't really
82
  • Batesville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,417
79
  • Bargersville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
77
  • Cedar Lake, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,872
  • If you want a small town that is close to larger cities to call home, then consider moving to my hometown of Cedar Lake. Living in Cedar Lake, Illinois gives me closeness to some larger towns that can
78
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,271
  • I have made Valparaiso, Indiana my home for the past 5 years and I do not plan on moving anytime soon. While many think of it as just a college town, Valparaiso has a lot to offer young professionals,
83
  • 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
77
  • Sellersburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
79
  • Highland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,107
  • I lived here till I moved 2 years ago. This town is in the middle of everything, which is nice. You just have to drive 20 minutes to the mall, or 30-45 minutes to get into Chicago which is awesome. There
79
  • Lowell, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,423
66
  • Cumberland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,422
83
  • 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
79
  • Winona Lake, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
80
  • 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
76
  • Danville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,482
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  • Huntertown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,286
80
  • Columbus, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,474
  • There are plenty of good restaurants in the downtown area. There were also a few good places downtown to go out. Decent for the size of this town. There is a disappointing architectural tour. Everyone is
69
  • Hobart, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,693
  • The thing about Hobart is that it the most family oriented place I have lived. Schools are great, the community is safe, and there are always events going on around town. With the old-time feel of
88
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,543
  • It would be hard for me to imagine a better place to live. West Lafayette is an ideal American city. I delight in the beautiful downtown area where it is so easy to walk around and shop in an array of
77
  • 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
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  • Yorktown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,232
  • Yorktown, Indiana is a nice enough place, but it definitely could be better. I've been living in Yorktown for 6 years now, and even though it is a decent place to live and far better than some of the
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  • Dunlap, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,206
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  • Portage, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,054
  • Portage is a great little city right on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. I've been living in Portage for a couple years now and am pretty satisfied with the area so far. The winters can be a little
77
  • Griffith, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,583
  • Living in Griffith is quiet, peaceful, and laid back. We could do with some better housing since there isn't a lot of it available and some of it needs to be fixed up a bit, and the weather can get
79
  • Jeffersonville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,415
  • Jeffersonville, IN is a beautiful and exciting place to live. Having lived there myself I can give a great and accurate review as to what it would be like to live in Jeffersonville. four years ago I
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  • 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
77
  • Mooresville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,553
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  • Greenfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,380
  • Living in Greenfield, Indiana is a content, small suburb right outside the city of Indianapolis. Depending on the time of year, Greenfield has a couple big attractions that brings in outsiders including
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  • Bloomington, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 83,093
  • Bloomington seems to have it all. The town itself is lovely and surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. Downtown is alive and vibrant, a rarity in this day and age. Two absolutely gorgeous state
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  • Merrillville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,268
  • After living in Merrillville for a bit, I've really come to appreciate the city. It may seem like a small city, but it's surprisingly full of opportunities and recreational activities. What I enjoy most
79
  • Nappanee, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,767
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  • Ellettsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,501
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  • 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

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.