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Places With The Best Housing In Pennsylvania 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • New Brighton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,911
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  • Crafton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,899
83
  • Jefferson Hills, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,214
  • Jefferson Hills, PA high livability is what makes me long to live in this city for as long as I can. First of all, this city brags of a high population that is educated. This makes it easy for people to
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  • Dormont, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,491
  • We recently moved to Dormont after living in the East End of the city --Friendship, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, Morningside-- for over a decade. Although the East End is hyped as being the "hot" place to
79
  • South Park Township, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,470
  • Living in South Park Township, PA means a lot of things for different people. We have a pretty low crime rate and cost of living can be kind of high dependent on area of choice, space size, and other
81
  • Lewisburg, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,757
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  • Blandon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,704
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  • Spry, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,106
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  • Bridgeville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
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  • Turtle Creek, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,292
  • Clean my yard to have the lazy slobs that can't bag up lawn trimming bushes,muck from their yard sewage from under house dumped next to the woods by my apt. Multi rats,mice,racoons,now used syringes snd
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  • Glenshaw, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,792
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  • Carnot-Moon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,664
  • Living in Carnot-Moon, PA is just okay. Nothing seriously bad and nothing seriously good. One thing we do have to offer that is greatly above average are our education opportunities. If you plan on
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  • Oakmont, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
  • We bought this home because of the school and because the kids could walk to school, the movies, their friends houses, the stores etc. That's where the old begins and ends. Now that the kids have grown
87
  • Bethel Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,222
  • I enjoy the wholesome boroughs while living in Bethel Park Pennsylvania. The area is well built for suburban families, as it offers some of the better school districts. The metropolitan township is about
71
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 305,305
  • My experience with Pittsburgh is horrifying . I am only here for business and to catch up with family . I relied on the public transportation. I had a horrible experience with the disorganized mob
69
  • Coraopolis, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,617
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  • Sayre, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,467
85
  • Castle Shannon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,288
77
  • Bellevue, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,285
  • I moved to Bellevue about 4 years ago. I have lived in cities in New York, Utah, Arizona, and California and believe that Bellevue is one of the best places I have ever lived. The cost of living is
79
  • DuBois, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,637
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  • Yeadon, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,506
  • While there's plenty of nice places to live in Pennsylvania, Yeadon is arguably not one of them. Living in Yeadon is fairly sub par in most respects, and actually somewhat dangerous given it has a crime
83
  • Lionville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,557
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  • Carnegie, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,944
80
  • Baldwin, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,794
  • I had a great time living in Baldwin Pennsylvania. It is just a nice place to live. The borough is located in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area. The weather in Baldwin is ideal for its northern locale.
73
  • Ellwood City, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,915
68
  • Hazleton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,954
  • Hazleton is a quaint city. The Italian culture is what makes it. However, the school system could be better, school board need to get their heads out of the cloud and figure what to do to make Hazleton
75
  • Franklin Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,228
  • Living in Franklin Park, Pennsylvania for the last 11 years has been like heaven on for my family. This place gives you the best of both worlds. You can easily be in the center of Pittsburgh within 20
75
  • Tamaqua, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,901
  • Tamaqua is another declining coal region town. There is Always plenty of arrests in the local paper that involve drugs and alcohol. The Downtown had seen better days and there isn't as much as their
75
  • Media, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,345
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  • Brentwood, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,550
  • Liberal Democratic fiefdom in Allegheny County. Poor services and attitude by all at borough offices. Not recommended at all - you can do much better for much less in property / school taxes.
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  • Economy, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
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  • Hershey, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,338
  • Who doesn't want to live in a city with a huge chocolate factory? Hershey is the best selling brand of candy in the US. With the smell of chocolate wafts everywhere, dieters don't stand much of a chance.
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  • Homeacre-Lyndora, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,965
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  • Ambridge, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,891
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  • Folcroft, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,616
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  • Penn Estates, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,039
85
  • Upper St. Clair, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,521
  • I experienced a great time while living in Upper St. Clair Pittsburgh. The city is a part of the Allegheny County Pennsylvania township. Upper St. Clair is 10 miles away from Pittsburgh. The school
77
  • Easton, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,014
  • I lived in Easton for 3 years. Its a small town with few activities. I don't recommend to stay in downtown area because of higher crime rate. West of the city is very nice neighborhood. To the west,
82
  • Collegeville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,279
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  • Leola, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,325
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  • Ambler, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,507
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  • Plum, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,474
  • Plum is a friendly and family centered suburb that’s ideal for living a simple life. There’s really not much here besides a great school system and a lot for children to do. One of the best things about
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  • White Oak, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,803
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  • Middletown CDP, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,558
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  • Allison Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,515
  • If you're looking for outdoor adventures, interesting attractions and great food, Allison Park is the place. Whether you're searching for family-friendly outings or need something memorable to do with
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  • Beaver Falls, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,735
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  • Lewistown, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,300
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  • Aliquippa, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,258
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  • Monaca, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,678
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  • Breinigsville, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,378
  • I've lived here for 35 years. When we moved here it was a nice little rural community & we enjoyed life for a number of years. Now - NOT AT ALL!!! Once the incredibly stupid Route 222 "bypass" was

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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.