5 interesting towns in America where you can buy a house for $100,000 or less

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Home prices are rising rapidly: According to data from Realtor.com, the national average list price in November 2021 was $379,000, up 8.6% compared to 2020. Also, mortgage rates, although slightly up, are still close. historical lows Around 3.2% with some 30-year rates and 2.4% with some 15-year rates — and in some towns you can still buy a house for $100,000 or less. We identified five cities where the median home value was less than $100,000 as of December 2021, but there was still a lot to do and see.

Artist for: Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan

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Architectural Digest wrote of “a creative renaissance” that “breathes new life into Detroit,” while Conde Nast Traveler noted “Detroit’s continuing growth and the creatives it fosters.” And in fact, Detroit — where the median home price according to Zillow is $63,449 — has a thriving arts and music scene centered around community-based initiatives including the Detroit Institute of Arts, venues like the Fillmore and Majestic Theaters, and the Heidelberg Project. which sets up outdoor art projects around the city.

You’ll enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities at places like Belle Isle Park, a 982-acre island and nature conservatory that includes an aquarium. And Detroit is a hotspot for culinary innovation, housing restaurants including Takoi, which was a 2017 James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, and the Equipment Room, which is located inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel and run by executive chef Thomas Lent. Some of the major disadvantages are that crime has increased in the city, and not all neighborhoods have been revived.

For the adventurous: Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

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As a resident of Dayton, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, especially with kids. Enjoy exhibitions and programming at the U.S. Air Force’s National Museum or Discovery’s Boonshaft Museum, which houses a zoo, and the Apollo Observatory, an astronomical observatory. Dayton is also great for the adventurous family: National Geographic named it “America’s next outdoor adventure capital,” citing its 16,000 acres of parkland and numerous rivers, some of which are great for kayaking and paddle-boarding. Cincinnati and Columbus are both about an hour away by car, meaning you’ll have access to big city amenities at affordable prices. According to Zillow, like Detroit, Dayton has seen a renaissance in recent years, with housing prices rising 24.4% in the past year. Even so, the median home value is still under six digits, at just $97,272. But like Detroit, crime has increased in Dayton.

For a College Town Feel: Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham is home to several attractions including the award-winning Alabama Ballet, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Barber Motorsports Park, which houses the largest motorcycle museum in the world. But it’s perhaps best known as the home of the University of Alabama, one of the best college football teams in the country (Roll Tide!) for lifelong learners. You’ll enjoy plenty of great dining and shopping options in the city’s recently revitalized downtown, including ramen at The Shoe Shop and a selection of curated clothing at Club Duquet. The median home value is $95,589.

For the History Buff: Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson has established itself as a center for learning about the history of slavery and the civil rights movement. Historic attractions include the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Mississippi Freedom Trail, which has 25 markers that commemorate the civil rights movement. Housing remains affordable in Jackson, with median home prices running around $77,689. You can buy a three bedroom home at an affordable price and spend your weekend enjoying the natural beauty in the surrounding parks, including LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. There’s plenty of shopping and dining in the Fondren neighborhood, with about two dozen restaurants, bakeries, bars, and coffee shops within a four-block radius. Just be prepared for some swampy summers.

For those who want an intimate community: Huntington, West Virginia

Huntington, West Virginia

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Located on the banks of the Ohio River at the point where West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet, Huntington not only has natural beauty, but has also received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign to create an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ people . for the last three years, The city has an average home price of $94,150, and offers plenty of access to wildlife and outdoor activities in the nearby Crown City Wildlife Area and Beach Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area. Grand prize winner in America’s Best Community competition, Huntington is currently undergoing a $30 million community revitalization campaign that will transform downtown areas, make neighborhoods more walkable, and build a baseball stadium. That said, Huntington does have an issue with crime (though many neighborhood organizations are committed to making lives better for residents) and drugs.

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