8 Small U.S. Cities With Surprisingly Affordable Housing

Toledo, OH

Toledo's median home price in December 2023 was $121,606, up 5.5% from 2022. Average cost per square foot is $97.

Youngstown, OH

Youngtown's downtown has been rebuilt with artisan breweries, distilleries, wineries, and eateries.

Springfield, IL

Springfield and its surrounding counties are fantastic places to raise a family due to their excellent medical care and education.

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY is recognized as Flour City, Flower City, and Imaging Capital of the World.

Buffalo, NY

Zillow predicts the Buffalo housing market will be the hottest in 2024. Buffalo's median listing home price rose 12.8% to $174.9K in December 2023.

Wichita, KS

Wichita house prices fell 6.3% to $195K in December 2023. Living costs in Wichita are 4% more than the state average and 9% lower than the nation.

Cincinnati, OH

The median Cincinnati listed home price in December 2023 was $256.5K, up 2% from the year before.

Appleton, WI

Appleton overlooks the Fox River north of Lake Winnebago in northeast Wisconsin.